US Popularity:565
Meaning:Aid, help
When first hearing this beautiful name, you might start singing along to the catchy chorus from The Luimineers. But what if I told you there is an interesting story that comes with the name? Ophelia is a Greek girl's name meaning "help," "aid," or "advantage." This name is best known for the tragic heroine in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Although Ophelia's story is heartbreaking and poignant, the name also represents beauty and selflessness. So, if you believe your little Ophelia has an exceptional talent for helping others, or you simply love the melancholic yet wonderful work of The Bard, this name could be a devastatingly gorgeous choice to consider.

Ophelia Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ophelia is currently #121 on The Bump
Girl:Ophelia is currently #48 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ophelia is currently #565 in U.S. births
Girl:Ophelia is currently #203 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 19
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Ophelia

  • Behind the Name, Ophelia June 2023

  • Name Doctor, Ophelia

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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