Opal is a name that, for many, simply means beauty. Though an older name, it is now experiencing a bit of a resurgence in popularity. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Opal:

English: opal gemstone

Origin of the name Opal:

Opal is a name of English origin that refers to the gemstone of the same name.

Symbolism of the name Opal:

Opal symbolizes not only beauty, but rarity. As such, it tends to symbolize the feelings of a parent that their daughter is a precious gift.

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Gender of the name Opal:

Opal is a name that is almost exclusively given to girls.

Pronunciation of the name Opal:


Number of syllables in the name Opal:


Emotion evoked from the name Opal:

Opal tends to evoke pleasant emotions that are related to the appreciation of beauty.

Alternative spellings for the name Opal:

  • Oppal
  • Opul
  • Ohpal

Nicknames for the name Opal:

  • Ope
  • Opes
  • Opie

Popularity of the name Opal:

According to the Social Security Administration, this name last ranked as one of the one thousand most popular baby names in the United States in 221 as the 547th most popular name for baby girls. It peaked in popularity in 1911 as the 81st most popular baby girl name.

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Famous people with the name Opal:

  • Opal (American actress)
  • Opal Littleton (American actress)

Opals in popular culture:

  • Opal Luna Saturnyne (character in the Excalibur comics)
  • Opal Tanaka (character from X-men comics)
  • Opal Yong-ae (character from the novel DFZ)