US Popularity:14369
Origin:Arabic
Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Whitish red, earth-colored, dust-colored; African, from Africa
Afra is a gender-neutral name primarily given to girls, holding Arabic and Latin origins, and grounded in the essence of nature. As an Arabic name, Afra means “whitish red,” “earth-colored,” and “dust-colored.” A true nature's child, Afra embraces balance and constancy but is also a measure of unwavering strength. Afra is also a Latin name that began as a nickname for people from Africa. Saint Afra was a converted Catholic woman martyred during the persecution of Diocletian for her steadfast faith in the Christian God, becoming a patron saint of Augsburg. And so, Afra emerges as a fertile ground in which many inspiring ideas and fresh possibilities blossom, encouraging others to follow.

Afra Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Afra is currently #3261 on The Bump
Boy:Afra is currently #2221 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Afra is currently #1808 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Afra is currently #14369 in U.S. births
Girl:Afra is currently #14246 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#14246
in 2023
+ 6822
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • A Dictionary of Muslim Names Edited by Professor S.A Rahman, pg. 94

  • Name Doctor, Afra

  • Name Doctor, Afra (1)

  • Name Doctor, Afra (2)

  • Behind the Name, Afra (1), April 2021

  • Behind the Name, Afra (2), November 2019

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