• 480 Opie
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun O"pie
  1. opium

Notable Persons Named Opie

Opie Taylor is a fictional character.


Opie Cates was a leading human. Opie was born on October 10th, 1909. He left this life on November 6th, 1987.


Opie Otterstad is a painter.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Opie

Julian Opie is an artist in the fields of painting, sculpture, and art. Julian was born in London.


Catherine Opie is an artist. Catherine was born in Sandusky, Ohio.


John Opie was an artist in the fields of historical painting, portraits, history, and portrait. John was born on May 16th, 1761 in Trevellas, Cornwall, England. He died on April 9th, 1807.


Lisa Opie is a notable somebody. Lisa was born on May 9th, 1991 in Denver.


Chris Opie is an influential human. Chris was born on July 22nd, 1987 in Truro.


Redvers Opie was a noteworthy human. Redvers was born in 1900. He died on February 10th, 1984.


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Popularity of Opie as a last name

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Common first names for Opie

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Opie U.S.
  White 80.71% 64.26%
  African American 12.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Opie

People with the last name Opie are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Opie

  • How Popular is the name Opie? Opie is the 16,460th most popular name of all time. As a last name Opie was the 25,601st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Opie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 480 babies born with the first name Opie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Opie to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Opie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Opie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Opie is Friday, August 29th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Opie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Opie was in 2016 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Opie Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Opie is not a popular baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Opie: Your name in reverse order is Eipo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Poie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Opie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 964 people with the last name Opie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Opie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Opie as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.