Ophelia 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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Ophelia
Lia, Phelia, Phea, Elia, Eli, Philly, Pheli, Lala, Yaya, O-ya, Fela, Felita, Li Li, Lily, Ophie, Opie, Ollie, Elle, Lila, Lily
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Creative, wise, beautiful, smart, wildflower
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Ophelia Benson, American author
Ophelia DeVore, American model
Ophelia Ford, American politician
Ophelia Magdalena Dahl, American social justice and health care advocate (daughter of Patricia Neal)
- Ophelia in song, story & screen
Ophelia is a fictional character in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. She is a young noblewoman of Denmark, and the love interest of Prince Hamlet.
Ofelia was the name of the lead character in the movie 'Pan's Labyrinth'.
Ophelia is an album released by Natalie Merchant in 1998. The first track shares the album's name. In the song, Ophelia is described as being at once a "novice carmelite," a "suffragette," a "circus queen," a "demigoddess" and a "mafia courtesan."
Ophelia is the titular character in a song by The Band.
Ophelia is the main character in the children's novel "Ophelia and the Marvelous boy" by Karen Foxlee.
Ophelia is the name of a main character in the television show 'The Royals'.
Ophelia is a character in the short story "Symbiosis" by Shaelin Bishop