Nicknames: Ophie, Phe, Lia,
Detail: Derived from Greek ophelos meaning “help”.
This name was probably created by the 15th-century poet Jacopo Sannazaro for a character in his poem “Arcadia”.
It was borrowed by Shakespeare for his play Hamlet, in which it belongs to Hamlet’s lover who eventually goes insane and drowns herself.
- Ofélia (Portugese)
- Ofelia (Spanish, Italian)
- Ophelia (English)
- Ophélie (French) [oh-fay-LEE]