Ophelia

First Name
18k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ophelia

"Ophelia" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Helper". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From the Italian Ofelia, coined by the poet Jacopo Sannazaro in his poem Arcadia (1504), probably from the Ancient Greek ὠφέλειᾰ (ōphéleia, “help”, “aid”, “succour”). The name was used by William Shakespeare for the ill-fated love interest of Hamlet.

  1. A female given name
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Uranus, named after the character in Hamlet.

Notable Persons Named Ophelia

Ophelia Lovibond is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Ophelia was given the name Ophelia Lucy Lovibond on February 19th, 1986 in London. Ophelia is also known as Lovibond and Ophelia Lucy (full name).

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Ophelia Dahl is a social justice, health care advocate, health care, and health careadvocate. Ophelia was given the name Ophelia Magdalena Dahl by her parents Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal on May 12th, 1964 in Oxford.

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Ophelia Benson is a writer, editor, and blogger.

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Ophelia Ford is an office holder. Ophelia was born on July 5th, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta was a poet. Ophelia was given the name Ophelia Alcantara on June 16th, 1932 in San Juan, Metro Manila. She breathed her last breath on November 4th, 2010.

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Ophelia was born in 1982.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ophelia

RJ Ophelia is a radio jockey, television host, and radio personality. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. RJ was given the name Ophelia Santhaselvi on November 19th, 1983 in Chennai.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 44 44 0
1881 27 27 0
1882 56 56 0
1883 55 55 0
1884 61 61 0
1885 51 51 0
1886 60 60 0
1887 70 70 0
1888 81 81 0
1889 75 75 0
1890 65 65 0
1891 83 83 0
1892 101 101 0
1893 89 89 0
1894 77 77 0
1895 91 91 0
1896 79 79 0
1897 103 103 0
1898 99 99 0
1899 112 112 0
1900 150 150 0
1901 99 99 0
1902 95 95 0
1903 122 122 0
1904 109 109 0
1905 125 125 0
1906 120 120 0
1907 132 132 0
1908 124 124 0
1909 160 160 0
1910 169 169 0
1911 129 129 0
1912 208 208 0
1913 187 187 0
1914 224 224 0
1915 265 260 5
1916 266 266 0
1917 285 285 0
1918 313 313 0
1919 331 331 0
1920 353 353 0
1921 347 347 0
1922 364 364 0
1923 323 323 0
1924 367 362 5
1925 365 365 0
1926 314 314 0
1927 316 311 5
1928 282 282 0
1929 255 255 0
1930 251 251 0
1931 201 201 0
1932 237 237 0
1933 211 211 0
1934 196 196 0
1935 186 186 0
1936 171 171 0
1937 184 184 0
1938 167 167 0
1939 143 143 0
1940 149 149 0
1941 131 131 0
1942 147 147 0
1943 165 165 0
1944 140 140 0
1945 119 119 0
1946 116 116 0
1947 145 145 0
1948 141 141 0
1949 139 139 0
1950 172 172 0
1951 164 164 0
1952 133 133 0
1953 159 159 0
1954 157 157 0
1955 112 112 0
1956 123 123 0
1957 131 131 0
1958 133 133 0
1959 105 105 0
1960 103 103 0
1961 87 87 0
1962 87 87 0
1963 76 76 0
1964 71 71 0
1965 67 67 0
1966 66 66 0
1967 55 55 0
1968 53 53 0
1969 55 55 0
1970 49 49 0
1971 39 39 0
1972 56 56 0
1973 44 44 0
1974 31 31 0
1975 38 38 0
1976 36 36 0
1977 32 32 0
1978 35 35 0
1979 36 36 0
1980 27 27 0
1981 34 34 0
1982 35 35 0
1983 24 24 0
1984 30 30 0
1985 35 35 0
1986 45 45 0
1987 25 25 0
1988 20 20 0
1989 19 19 0
1990 27 27 0
1991 24 24 0
1992 17 17 0
1993 26 26 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 22 22 0
1996 29 29 0
1997 25 25 0
1998 28 28 0
1999 27 27 0
2000 21 21 0
2001 18 18 0
2002 32 32 0
2003 37 37 0
2004 33 33 0
2005 43 43 0
2006 47 47 0
2007 65 65 0
2008 101 101 0
2009 76 76 0
2010 96 96 0
2011 109 109 0
2012 139 139 0
2013 185 185 0
2014 226 226 0
2015 276 276 0
2016 532 532 0
2017 760 760 0

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Popularity of Ophelia as a first name

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Common last names for Ophelia

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Walker
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • Moore
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  • Young

Fun Facts about the name Ophelia

  • What name lists does Ophelia rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ophelia? Ophelia is the 1,800th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ophelia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,564 babies born with the first name Ophelia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ophelia to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ophelia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 44 new born babies.
  • When was Ophelia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ophelia is Monday, June 15th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Ophelia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ophelia was in 2017 with a total of 760 babies.
  • Random Ophelia Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ophelia ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 12 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Ophelia: Your name in reverse order is Ailehpo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hepoali. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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