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What does Ophelia mean?

Ophelia Pronunciation of Ophelia as a girls' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, play (opera), 19th century


VARIANTS Availia, Filia, Ofelia, Ofilia, Ophelie, Ophelya, Ophilia, Ovalia, Ovelia, Phelia, Ubelia, Uvelia



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How popular is Ophelia?

Ophelia is a very popular first name for females (#858 out of 4276, Top 20%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ophelia reached its peak position of #260 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #373. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ofelia is the only other popular variation form of Ophelia (#373 IN 2018) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Ophelia were popular with parents presently, except for the form Ofelia which has become less fashionable. Ophelia is the most trendy birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ophelia, Ofelia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ophelia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abelia, Aemelia, Althelia, Angelia, Arcelia, Arthelia, Athalia, Audelia, Azelia, Bedelia, Belia, Cacelia, Camelia, Cecelia, Celia, Chelsia, Clelia, Dahlia, Deelia, Dorelia, Emelia, Ethenia, Euphemia, Evelia, Fecelia, Fidelia, Helia, Jamelia, Kamelia, Kikelia, Kodelia, Leelia, Lelia, Loelia, Mahelia, Mehalia, Melia, Mihalia, Neelia, Odeelia (see Odelia), Odela, Odelia, Odelina, Odella, Odellia, Olevia, Olia, Onjella, Opalina, Ophra, Oralia, Orbella, Orelda, Orelia, Orielda, Orphea, Orphia, Orselina (see Orsa), Ottilia, Otylia, Pamelia, Pelia, Phemia, Philia, Romelia, Sarelia, Secelia, Seelia, Shalia, Shelia, Sheria, Tahlia, Thalia, Theia and Udelia (see Odele). These names tend to be less frequently used than Ophelia.

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