Name: Ophelia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ophelia

  • Meaning:
    Help; aid
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (o FEE lee ah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Ophelia)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ophelia

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Ophelia is a main character in Shakespeare's tragic play "Hamlet" who dies by drowning while in a state of delirium and mental torment. Ophelia has since become a symbol of angst for teenage girls.

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