Ophelia is an unusual and very feminine girls name. The four syllables mean you’ll need to be careful to find a middle name that doesn’t become too much of a mouthful. If you’ve chosen Ophelia for your daughter’s first name, check out this list of perfect middle names for Ophelia.
My top ten middle names for Ophelia are:
- Ophelia Octavia
- Ophelia Florence
- Ophelia Charlotte
- Ophelia Beatrice
- Ophelia Lilliana
- Ophelia Elora
- Ophelia Esme
- Ophelia Quinn
- Ophelia Eliana
- Ophelia Amara
Scroll down for more great middle name ideas for Ophelia as well as nickname ideas and names like Ophelia.
Middle Names to go with Ophelia Beginning with “O”
You can create an attractive sounding name using alliteration by pairing Ophelia with another name beginning with O. My favourites are Ophelia Opal, Ophelia Octavia and Ophelia Odette.
Middle Names that go with Ophelia Ending in “A”
If you don’t fancy matching the start of the name Ophelia, you could choose a middle name that ends in “A”. matching the last sound of the name. I love Ophelia Eliza and Ophelia Ava.
Old Fashioned Middle Names for Ophelia
While not a common name, the name Ophelia has been around a long time so these old fashioned names can work well. I think Ophelia Florence is lovely because it pairs the ph/f sounds and Ophelia Alice also has a nice ring to it.
Classic Middle Names that work well with Ophelia
As Ophelia is an unusual name, you might like to contrast it with a classic name that has been in frequent use for many years. Ophelia Charlotte and Ophelia Abigail are both very pretty.
Middle Names for Ophelia Starting with A
You can create good flow between Ophelia and the middle name by choosing a middle name that starts with A so the the A at the end of Ophelia flows into it.
Middle Names for Ophelia Starting with L
You can highlight the L sound in Ophelia by choosing a middle name that starts with L.
Shakespearian Middle Names for Ophelia
Ophelia is the wife of Hamlet in Shakespeare’s famous play so why not choose another Shakespearian name to go with it. My top choices are Ophelia Adriana and Ophelia Beatrice.
Ophelia Adriana (The Comedy of Errors)
Ophelia Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing)
Ophelia Desdemona (Othello)
Ophelia Hermione (A Winter’s Tale)
Ophelia Imogen (Cymbaline)
Ophelia Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Unusual Middle Names for Ophelia
If you’ve chosen Ophelia because it’s unusual you might like an unusual middle name to go with it. Ophelia Rae is my favourite and Ophelia Elora would really stand out.
Middle Names that have One Syllable
As Ophelia has 4 syllables, a one syllable middle name can create a striking contrast. I’d choose Ophelia Esme and Ophelia Quinn as my favourites.
Four Syllable Middle Names
You could also go in the other direction and choose a 4 syllable middle name for Ophelia, these combinations take a while to say but are pretty and dramatic. There are also quite a few 4 syllable names in the section below on Greek middle names to go with Ophelia. My favourite 4 syllable middle name for Ophelia is Ophelia Liliana.
Greek Middle Names for Ophelia
As Ophelia had Greek origins, why not consider a Greek middle name to go with it. Lots of these work so well together but my favourites are Ophelia Eliana and Ophelia Amara.
Sibling Names for Ophelia
Any of the middle names suggested above would work well as names for sisters of Ophelia. For brothers of an Ophelia, I would suggest:
- Ophelia and Owen
- Ophelia and Arlo
- Ophelia and Oswald
- Ophelia and Noah
- Ophelia and Francis
- Ophelia and Jude
- Ophelia and Luca
- Ophelia and Hugo
- Ophelia and Joshua
- Ophelia and Dakota
- Ophelia and Otis
- Ophelia and Cameron
- Ophelia and Ezra
- Ophelia and Stanley
- Ophelia and Elijah
- Ophelia and Rory
- Ophelia and Oliver
- Ophelia and Ace
- Ophelia and Oscar
- Ophelia and Evan
- Ophelia and Alexander
- Ophelia and Lincoln
- Ophelia and Sebastian
- Ophelia and Felix
- Ophelia and Theodore
- Ophelia and John
- Ophelia and Milo
- Ophelia and Crew
- Ophelia and Nico
- Ophelia and Kai
- Ophelia and Adam
- Ophelia and Wesley
- Ophelia and Bennett
- Ophelia and Antonio
- Ophelia and August
- Ophelia and Barnardo
- Ophelia and Milo
- Ophelia and Cornelias
- Ophelia and Atticus
- Ophelia and Hector
- Ophelia and Roman
- Ophelia and Lorenzo
- Ophelia and Ryan
- Ophelia and Morgan
Names Similar to Ophelia
If you’re looking for an alternative to Ophelia, how about one of these:
All about the Name Ophelia
The name Ophelia is derived from an Ancient Greek word meaning “help” or “benefit”. It is thought to have been first used by William Shakespeare in his play “Hamlet”. The character is beautiful but tragic.
How Popular is the Name?
Ophelia had a small surge in popularity in the 1920s where is reached around 300 uses a year. It then fell back to around 100 uses a year until around 2010 when it started to grow, reaching its current peak of around 500 uses a year.
Ophelia has been in the top 1000 names in the US since 2015 and ranked 391st in 2020.
The name is more popular in the UK, ranking 181st in 2020.
Nicknames for Ophelia
Potential nicknames and abbreviations for Ophelia include:
As Ophelia is such a bold name you might consider not a having a middle name, however I would advise against it, have a look at why I think having no middle name is a mistake.
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