Opal

Opal - A very unique female name



  Jan 16,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Opal, meaning gem, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #87. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Opal and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Opal? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Opal. The baby girl name Opal was given to 51 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1993 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 27,711 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Opal peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 83.



Famous with this name

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Opal Alladin
Opal Reins


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Opal is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Opal is currently topping the baby name charts in Oregon at position #385 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,506.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Opal is where you live.


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Opal origin and meaning

Opal is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means gem. To see famous people named Opal, pop culture references for the name Opal and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Opal

We've found the following names that sound similar to Opal, sorted by popularity.

Ophelia / Ofelia / Ofilia / Obelia / Oval / Ople / Ovell / Ovella /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121993
20111992
20102452
20093086
20082793
20072736
20062585
20055486
20043654
20034546
20023541
20015087
19994801
19973084
19963991
19934700
19904639
19893818
19872249
19863059
19852685
19843651
19832568
19822116
19811744
19801832
19791656
19781885
19772071
19761456
19751701
19741802
19732179
19721935
19711367
19701716
19691563
19681448
19671538
19661245
19651183
19641277
19631144
19621066
19611087
1960927
1959992
1958975
1957777
1956777
1955660
1954693
1953623
1952571
1951568
1950552
1949477
1948481
1947419
1946410
1945381
1944342
1943340
1942325
1941313
1940275
1939262
1938259
1937252
1936230
1935219
1934198
1933182
1932178
1931168
1930155
1929150
1928146
1927141
1926130
1925129
1924119
1923115
1922108
1921103
1920100
191998
191894
191794
191690
191590
191489
191385
191286
191183
191087

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oregon385
Utah779
Washington824
California1906
Texas2084
New York2506

Even more about Opal


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Opal a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Opal?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Opal
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 27,711
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +51

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