Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Orpah f. Hebrew עָרְפָּה, of uncertain meaning.

The name of a minor character in the Biblical book of Ruth. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Orpha.

The name came into use in England in the 16th C, and was not much used outside of the Isles.

Czech Republic
Latin
1358 Orphani (dat) chlumecky 345, p. 35
England
Early Modern English
1541 Orba BarnstapleBap p. 2
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Orpah". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Orpah.