Thursday, 1 May 2014

Ophelia


"Ophelia" by John William Waterhouse


Origin: Greek
Meaning: "help"
Gender: Feminine
Pronunciation: o-FEEL-yə

The name Ophelia was probably created by the poet Jacopo Sannazaro for a character in his poem Arcadia. It was used by Shakespeare for his play Hamlet, in which Ophelia is Hamlet's lover who famously goes insane and drowns herself.

   Related names:

Ofélia - Portuguese (f)
Ofelia - Spanish, Italian (f)
Ophélie - French (f)


Ophelia is ranked #406 in England/Wales.

2 comments:

  1. Ophelia really grown on me! I recently came across a blogger whose children were named Ophelia and Arthur. Such a lovely sibset.

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    1. Ophelia and Arthur! I love it! So beautiful. :)

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