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What does Opal mean?

Opal Pronunciation of Opal as a girls' name is pronounced OH-pel. It is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Opal is "gem, jewel". A uniquely colorful iridescent gemstone, suitable for an October baby.



VARIANTS Opalina, Opaline, Opall



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How popular is Opal?

Opal is a very prominent first name for females (#346 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#51809 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Opal reached its highest position of #92 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #820 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Opal name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Opal outside U.S.

Similar Names

Opal is alike in pronunciation to Apple. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adal, Amal, Atal, Cal, Gal, Lal, Mal, Oba, Oda, Ola, Oma, Oprah, Ora, Orah, Orali, Orel, Orpa, Orpah, Sal, Tal, Teal and Val. These names tend to be less commonly used than Opal.

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