Ophellia Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ophelia:
Believed to have been coined by Sannazzaro in 1504 for the name of a character in his pastoral Arcadia. He is thought to have taken it from the Greek ōphelia (help, succor). The use of Ophelia in the English language seems to be a result of its being used for the name of Polonius' daughter, who was in love with Hamlet in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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This name will make people look in amazement at your creativity in using this name. Originally from Shakespeare's, Hamlet. This is a modern twist on a once well known name.
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This is my name, I have never met another person in my entire life with the same name as me and so i would like to broaden the world with my interesting and rather unique name.
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This name means help.
It was used in Shakespeare's, Hamlet however was written with one L in that play.
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Ophelia from Hamlet