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Ophelia meaning and name origin

Ophelia \o-phe-lia\ as a girl's name is pronounced oh-FEEL-yah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Ophelia is "help". Name of the unfortunate maiden who loved Hamlet in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet". Mostly late 19th century use.

Ophelia has 12 variant forms: Availia, Filia, Ofelia, Ofilia, Ophelie, Ophelya, Ophilia, Ovalia, Ovelia, Phelia, Ubelia and Uvelia.

Baby names that sound like Ophelia are Aviela and Aviella.

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Popularity of Ophelia

Ophelia is a very popular first name for women (#858 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Ophelia
Popularity of Ophelia