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Looking for middle names for Ophelia? Check out this list of 75+ handpicked names that go well with Ophelia, with their meanings and origins.
I’m a researcher who loves analyzing baby name data. I curated this list of middle names for Ophelia using my database of over 2000+ names.
I looked for names that flowed well and had a similar style to Ophelia. I also researched unique and Greek-originating names to pair with Ophelia so that this list is an in-depth dive into Ophelia middle name ideas.
Ophelia’s Shakespeare association likely kept this name off the top 1000 name list for decades, since stylistically it is very similar to the most popular girl’s name — Olivia.
However, as parents are getting bolder with their name choices, Ophelia finally seems to be getting its moment in the sun. It is skyrocketing in popularity with no signs of slowing down.
Below you’ll find classic, cute, and unique middle names for Ophelia. You’ll also find categories for short middle names, names starting with O, gender neutral ideas, and Greek names to pair with Ophelia.
And don’t forget to the check out some of my other name lists, such as Sunny and Bright Names Meaning Sun. For more middle name lists, here is my list of 75 middle names for Julia, another beautiful name with a long history.
On to the middle names!
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Top 10 Middle Names for Ophelia
Short on time? Here are my ten favorite middle names that go well with Ophelia.
- Ophelia Pearl
- Ophelia Amal
- Ophelia Rosalind
- Ophelia Elodie
- Ophelia Spring
- Ophelia Opal
- Ophelia Imogene
- Ophelia Maren
- Ophelia Selene
- Ophelia Nessa
Ophelia Name Meaning
Ophelia has a long history as a name, first noted in a 1504 poem (with the spelling Ofelia). From Greek, the name means “aid” or “help.”
The name is most notably known as the tragic Shakespearean character from Hamlet. While that may have kept Ophelia from name popularity when naming convention was more conservative, parents today are more dauntless with their naming choices.
The name has many fashionable characteristics to appeal to parents today. The beginning O letter adds uniqueness, and the name is made up of only soft and flowing sounds that roll smoothly off the tongue. Ophelia has also benefited from more recent cultural references, such as a song by the Lumineers and a character in Pan’s Labyrinth.
All of this has added up to a fast rise for the name Ophelia in the last decade. It has jumped over 600 spots — from #979 to #321 — in only six years since its reentry into the top 1000 chart.
Classic middle names for Ophelia
First on our list of middle names for Ophelia are classic names. As a Shakespearean name, Ophelia has a long name history that would be a natural match for another well-established name.
I think Ophelia Florence has a nice flow with the ‘f’ sound connecting the two names. And what I like about Ophelia Pearl is you could call her Opie, which would be a cute nickname based on the initials O.P.
|Ophelia ELEANOR||(light)||French; Greek|
|Ophelia PEARL||(gem, precious)||Latin|
|Ophelia LORRAINE||(from Lorraine)||French|
Unique middle names for Ophelia
On the flip side, you could balance out Ophelia’s traditional vibe with a unique middle name. The middle name slot can be a place to have fun with a name and add some pizazz. Ophelia Amal sounds sophisticated, while Ophelia Moon gives a hippie, boho vibe (if that’s your style, don’t forget to check out my list of 75+ Hippie Name Ideas).
|Ophelia MARICI||(beam of light)||Sanskirt|
|Ophelia IVA||(God is gracious)||Slavic|
|Ophelia MOON||(natural satellite of a planet)||English|
|Ophelia NYRA||(beauty of Goddess Saraswati)||Sanskrit|
|Ophelia SIGRID||(victory)||Norse; Scandinavian|
|Ophelia LINDEN||(Linden tree)||English|
Cute names to go with Ophelia
Next we have cute names that go well with Ophelia. Of these middle names, I think Bliss is unique, charming and fun — perfect for the middle name position.
|Ophelia AUDRA||(noble strength)||English|
|Ophelia AVELINE||(beautiful bird)||French|
|Ophelia ARLETTE||(lion of God)||French|
|Ophelia LUELLA||(famous elf)||English|
|Ophelia GALILEE||(province, north Israel)||Hebrew|
|Ophelia ROSALIND||(pretty rose)||French|
Names starting with O that go well with Ophelia
In addition to cute middle names, you can also achieve a similar endearing feel with an alliterative full name. These names below all also start with letter O and go well with Ophelia. I like the flow of Ophelia Olene and think Ophelia Opal looks cool written out with both starting with ‘Op.’
|Ophelia ODELIA||(praise God)||Hebrew|
|Ophelia OTTILIE||(prosperous in battle)||French; German|
|Ophelia OLEANDER||(evergreen tree)||Greek|
|Ophelia OLENE||(circumstances of life)||Ukrainian; Greek|
|Ophelia OLIANA||(oleander, God answers)||Polynesian; Spanish|
|Ophelia OLIVA||(olive tree)||Latin|
|Ophelia OLIVERIA||(olive tree)||Latin|
|Ophelia OLATHE||(lovely)||Native American|
One-syllable Ophelia middle names
As Ophelia is a three-syllable name, you may want to balance your baby’s full name with a short middle name. These one-syllable names work well as a middle names for Ophelia. I particularly like the flowing ‘f’ sounds in Ophelia Fleur.
|Ophelia DOVE||(bird of peace)||English|
|Ophelia PLUM||(by a plum tree)||English|
|Ophelia WINN||(friend, fair)||Welsh; English|
|Ophelia KIT||(bearing Christ)||English|
|Ophelia JOY||(happy)||Latin; French; English|
Gender neutral middle names for Ophelia
To give your baby space for future identity flexibility, consider a gender neutral middle name for Ophelia. Unisex names are also very on-trend today. Of these unisex names, I like Ophelia Maren and Ophelia Fallon.
|Ophelia DARBY||(deer town)||English|
|Ophelia PALMER||(pilgrim)||English; French|
|Ophelia ARDEN||(eagle valley)||English|
|Ophelia AUBREY||(elf ruler)||German|
|Ophelia KENNEDY||(misshapened head)||Irish|
|Ophelia RAIN||(rain shower)||English|
Greek middle names for Ophelia
Finally, we close the list of middle names for Ophelia with other Greek-originating names. Picking another Greek name is an easy way to give a theme and connection an Ophelia’s full name. Ophelia Philippa is an appealing name combination because of its symmetry. Both names are three-syllables with ‘f’ sounds that end on an ‘a’ note.
|Ophelia HARMONY||(musical chords)|
|Ophelia PHILIPPA||(lover of horses)|
Sibling names to go with Ophelia
If you stumbled on this page looking for names that go well with Ophelia for a future sister or brother, this section is for you. Below you’ll find name ideas for brothers and sisters for Ophelia.
I really like Augustine to match Ophelia’s grandeur and Araminta for it’s uniqueness. For a book lover, pairing Ophelia with a sibling named Atticus could give a cool, subtle literary connection.
Brothers for Ophelia
Sisters for Ophelia
Names similar to Ophelia
Finally, if you love Ophelia’s style but aren’t sure if the name is the one, here are some names that are similar to Ophelia:
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