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 is a very popular first name for females (#858 out of 4276, Top 20%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ophelia for girls. Ophelia reached its highest rank of #260 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ophelia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ofelia and Ophelia. (2014 statistics).