Name: Opal

Origin and Meaning of the Name Opal

  • Meaning:
    Jewel, gem
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    (O pal)
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    Itself (Opal)
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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The opal is an iridescent gemstone, popular for many centuries. It is the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit upala meaning "jewel", which also gave the Greek opallios, and the Latin opalus, and ultimately the English opal.

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