fem. proper name, apparently from a misunderstanding of Hebrew bebheth 'Aphrah "in the house of Aphrah" (Mi. i:10), in which Aphrah probably is the name of a town, not a person. [Klein]
Examples from the Web for aphra
Aphra now appears on Mrs. Behns gravestone, and is the accepted form.
Her life and adventures in Surinam Aphra has herself realistically told in that wonderfully vivid narrative, Oroonoko.
Of these, three are now forgotten; one, Aphra Behn, is remembered only to be despised for her vulgarity.The Wit of Women|Kate Sanborn
In this there is some injustice against Mrs. Centlivre, for whose name should be supplied that of Aphra Behn.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 2 of 3)|John Doran
And probably he did not mean the stigma which might be inferred from the conjunction of "Aphra and Orinda."A Letter Book|George Saintsbury