Opal - girls name

Opal name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 80%

Opal name meaning:

The name Opal is derived from the Sanskrit word "upala" which means "precious stone," specifically referring to opal gemstones. Opals are known for their stunning play of colors, as they reflect and refract light, creating a mesmerizing spectrum of hues. Consequently, the name Opal carries a sense of uniqueness, beauty, and enchantment. It is associated with qualities such as creativity, inspiration, and imagination.

Opal is also considered a birthstone for the month of October and is believed to bring good luck, happiness, and spiritual insight to those who wear it. In ancient folklore, opals were considered symbols of hope, purity, and love. The name Opal further embodies these characteristics, resonating with individuals who possess a free-spirited nature and a deep appreciation for beauty and art.

Choosing the name Opal for a girl signifies a desire to bestow upon her a name that reflects her individuality and radiance. It carries a sense of mysticism and elegance, while also capturing the essence of her potential to shine brightly in the world.

Origin: English

Opal (precious stone). Jewel names became popular in the 19th century.

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Overall UK ranking: 1102 out of 5581

31 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Opal

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