Opal: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Opal
Origin of the name Opal:
Taken from opal (a semiprecious gemstone which reflects light in a dazzling display of colors), which is ultimately derived from the Sanskrit upala (precious stone, jewel).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Opal is the birthstone for the month of October.
Its pronunciation is not distinguishable from "Opel", the automobile brand.
- Personal experiences with the name Opal: | Edit
My grandmother's name is Opal. She is one of the best people I know, and her name seems to fit her. When I have a daughter I would love to use Opal as a middle name.
My great grandma's name is Opal, I've always loved it!
- Nicknames for Opal: | Edit
Opie, Ollie/Olly, Op, Ops, Opel, Opa
- Meanings and history of the name Opal: | Edit
Opal, Virginia, United States
Opal, Wyoming, United States
Opal, Alberta, Canada
- Famous real-life people named Opal: | Edit
Opal Whiteley, American nature writer
Opal Kunz, American Feminist and Aviatrix
Opal Hill, American professional golfer
Opal Palmer Adisa, award-winning Jamaican poet, novelist, performance artist and educator
Opal Bonfante, British television and radio presenter
Opal Wilcox Barron, was First Lady of West Virginia from 1961 to 1965
- Opal in song, story & screen: | Edit
Opal Cowan, protagonist of Maria V. Snyder's "Glass" trilogy
India Opal, called Opal, of "Because of Winn-Dixie," by Kate DiCamillo
Opal City, fictional city set in DC Comic Universe
Opal Koboi, antagonist in "Artemis Fowl" series
Opal Smith, character BBC's "EastEnders"
Opal Luna Saturnyne, character Marvel Comics "Captain Britain"
Opal Cortland, character ABC's "All My Children"
Opal, Oprah based character on "The Simpsons"
The Prisoner in the Opal, 1928 British detective novel by A.E.W. Mason
Opal the prostitute character in the film bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton.
Opal, a side project of the band Mazzie Star