Ophelia is a female given name and is of Greek origin. It means helper. Pronounced as oh-feel-yuh, the name is currently in the top 250 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 500 of U.S birth chart of the year 2021.
Ophelia was borrowed from Italian Ofelia, most likely made-up by the poet Jacopo Sannazaro in his poem Arcadia. The name Ophelia was used by William Shakespeare as the unfortunate heroine in his play “Hamlet”.
Ophelia is a girl's name.