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Opal

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How popular is the baby name Opal in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 5 0
1881 14 14 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 16 16 0
1884 28 28 0
1885 31 31 0
1886 28 28 0
1887 40 40 0
1888 52 52 0
1889 67 67 0
1890 80 80 0
1891 78 78 0
1892 107 107 0
1893 123 123 0
1894 164 164 0
1895 158 158 0
1896 193 186 7
1897 235 230 5
1898 262 262 0
1899 278 278 0
1900 432 432 0
1901 413 406 7
1902 506 498 8
1903 548 542 6
1904 627 621 6 #100 girl name
1905 702 702 0 #99 girl name
1906 727 718 9 #95 girl name
1907 900 889 11 #86 girl name
1908 965 955 10 #84 girl name
1909 1,036 1,028 8 #82 girl name
1910 1,066 1,051 15 #87 girl name
1911 1,205 1,190 15 #81 girl name
1912 1,485 1,465 20 #85 girl name
1913 1,651 1,629 22 #86 girl name
1914 1,918 1,893 25 #89 girl name
1915 2,510 2,482 28 #90 girl name
1916 2,672 2,636 36 #91 girl name
1917 2,572 2,541 31 #95 girl name
1918 2,886 2,847 39 #94 girl name
1919 2,677 2,652 25 #98 girl name
1920 2,733 2,702 31
1921 2,743 2,713 30
1922 2,593 2,562 31
1923 2,391 2,364 27
1924 2,307 2,283 24
1925 2,131 2,108 23
1926 2,050 2,027 23
1927 1,760 1,739 21
1928 1,617 1,590 27
1929 1,470 1,452 18
1930 1,341 1,328 13
1931 1,103 1,086 17
1932 1,069 1,052 17
1933 937 932 5
1934 907 893 14
1935 787 777 10
1936 721 708 13
1937 628 618 10
1938 591 579 12
1939 565 557 8
1940 521 521 0
1941 434 434 0
1942 453 447 6
1943 436 436 0
1944 405 400 5
1945 337 337 0
1946 330 330 0
1947 356 356 0
1948 261 261 0
1949 271 271 0
1950 206 206 0
1951 216 216 0
1952 201 201 0
1953 193 193 0
1954 170 170 0
1955 185 185 0
1956 151 151 0
1957 156 156 0
1958 113 113 0
1959 118 118 0
1960 134 134 0
1961 101 101 0
1962 99 99 0
1963 97 97 0
1964 88 88 0
1965 87 87 0
1966 72 72 0
1967 74 74 0
1968 74 74 0
1969 71 71 0
1970 65 65 0
1971 80 80 0
1972 64 64 0
1973 63 63 0
1974 73 73 0
1975 65 65 0
1976 82 82 0
1977 64 64 0
1978 70 70 0
1979 78 78 0
1980 64 64 0
1981 63 63 0
1982 56 56 0
1983 52 52 0
1984 49 49 0
1985 49 49 0
1986 55 55 0
1987 53 53 0
1988 48 48 0
1989 37 37 0
1990 36 36 0
1991 31 31 0
1992 29 29 0
1993 34 34 0
1994 29 29 0
1995 20 20 0
1996 27 27 0
1997 35 35 0
1998 39 39 0
1999 24 24 0
2000 32 32 0
2001 36 36 0
2002 38 38 0
2003 39 39 0
2004 60 60 0
2005 42 42 0
2006 79 79 0
2007 69 69 0
2008 87 87 0
2009 77 77 0
2010 82 82 0
2011 93 93 0
2012 105 105 0
2013 125 125 0
2014 183 183 0
2015 229 229 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Opal baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 69,234 babies born with the name Opal in the United States. That's more than enough Opals to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Opal" was in 1918 with a total of 2,847 babies. (That's a lot of baby Opals)

According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Opal" ranks #29 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 326 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1920. Across the entire United States a total of 2,733 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Opal" mean? The list below shows the origins of Opal as well as things modernly associated with the name Opal such as celebrities named Opal.

Origin and Meaning of Opal

The name "Opal" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Precious gem". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun O"pal
A mineral consisting, like quartz, of silica, but inferior to quartz in hardness and specific gravity.

Note: ☞ The precious opal presents a peculiar play of colors of delicate tints, and is highly esteemed as a gem. One kind, with a varied play of color in a reddish ground, is called the harlequin opal. The fire opal has colors like the red and yellow of flame. Common opal has a milky appearance. Menilite is a brown impure variety, occurring in concretions at Menilmontant, near Paris. Other varieties are cacholong girasol hyalite, and geyserite.

Etymology: L. opalus: cf. Gr. �, Skr. upala a rock, stone, precious stone: cf. F. opale

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones

Other Inspirations for the Name Opal

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Alternative Meanings

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

P is for patience, the best of you!

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

Your name in reverse order is "Lapo". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aplo". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Opal born Feb 1, 2016

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 625. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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