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Opal Meaning


What does Opal mean?

The name Opal is of Hindi and English origin.

The meaning of Opal is "gem, precious stone".

Opal is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced O-pal.

The Given Name Opal

Appealing and memorable, it is a name considered by many parents.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Opal is also great as a middle name.

Opal falls into the gem or mineral name category.

Opal Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 820 in baby name popularity for girls with 329 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 846 in baby name popularity for girls with 321 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Opal Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Opal has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Opal to other names.

Opal Related Names

The name Opaline is a form of Opal.

Famous Opals

  • Opal ~ 1 hurricane

Opal Numerology

What will your new littleOpal be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Opal are often sardonic and jittery but most of all they are read more >>

Opal Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Opal in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Opal.

Just for fun, see the name Opal in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Opal in Nautical Flags page.