[ syll. or-feo, orf-eo ] The baby boy name Orfeo is pronounced AORFiyow †. Orfeo's language of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly used in Italian. The name is derived from the name Orpheus (Old Greek), itself of the element orphne, which is of uncertain meaning. The name was borne in Greek mythology by the king of the Cicones, also known as the "the father of songs"; he descended to the underworld to charm Hades with his song and claim back his dead wife Eurydice.
Orfeo is not popular as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.
† approx English pronunciation for Orfeo: AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"