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sofia

FORM OF:
sophia
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
SOPHóS > SOPHíā / SOFíA
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
SOPHóS (Σοφός) SOPHíā / SOFíA (σοφῐ́ᾱ)
MEANING:
This is a female name derived from “sophíā / sofía (σοφία)”, the Greek word for "wisdom, knowledge, teaching, skill related to everyday life, sound judgment, prudence". In turn, the name is closely linked to the term “sophós (σοφός)”, meaning “clever, skillful, cunning, able, intelligent, wise, prudent”. Sophia, and other variants such as Sonia and Sonja, is a feminine given name in many areas of the world including Russia, Iran, Pakistan, and India. Sonja and Sonya are Russian variations of Sophia. The name was popularized by a 1917 bestselling novel “Sonia” by Stephen McKenna. It was used to represent the personification of wisdom and is also the name of an early Christian martyr. Sophia is one of the most popular names in the world and the most popular given name for girls in the US for 2012.

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • galiciangalician
  • germangerman
  • icelandicicelandic
  • irishirish
  • italianitalian
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • portugueseportuguese
  • scottishscottish
  • slovakslovak
  • sloveneslovene
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
soffie, sophia, sophie, sofie, sonia, sonja, sofja, Sona, Sonnia
dutch
sophia, sophie, sofie
finnish
sophia, sophie, sofie, sonia, sonja, sohvi, sofja, sovia, sohviia, Sona
french
sophie, sonia
german
soffia, soffie, sophia, sophie, sofie, sonia, sonja, sonje, Sofi
icelandic
soffia, sophia, sonja, sofÍa, soffía
irish
sophie
italian
sonia
norwegian
sophia, sophie, sofie, sonia, sonja, Sona
portuguese
sonia, sônia
scottish
sophia, sophie
slovak
Žofia
slovene
sonia, sonja, zofia, sofija, zofija
swedish
soffie, sophia, sophie, sofie, sonia, sonja, sofja, sofana, Sona, Sonnia
welsh
soffia, sophia, sophie
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
sonya, sophy, soffi, soffy, sofi, Fie
dutch
sofieke, fieke, Fietje, Sofietje, Soof, Sophietje, Fia, Fie, Fiek, Fiep, Fiepje
finnish
sonya, soffi, soffu, sofi, sofii, sopo, soppa, Sosso
german
sonya, fieke, Fei
norwegian
sonya, sofi, Sossen
slovak
soŇa
slovene
sonita, Zofka, Sofka, Sonjica
swedish
sonya, sophy, soffi, soffy, sofi, Sossa, Sossan, Sossi, Sossie, Sossy, Sosso

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
arabic
safia, saphia
armenian
Sopʿvo
bulgarian
sofiya
catalan
sofÍa
croatian
sonja, sofija
czech
sofie, Žofie
english
sophia, sophie, sonia
esperanto
Sofio
faroese
sonja, Suffía
filipino
sophia
georgian
Sopʿo, Sopʿhio, Sopʿio, Sopʿia
greek
sofÍa
greenlandic
sophie, sonja, Suunia
hungarian - magyar
zsÓfia, szonja, szófia
iranian
safia, saphia, safana
latvian
sofija
lithuanian
sofija, zofija
macedonian
sonja, sofija
polish
zofia, zofie
romanian
sonia
russian
sofiya, Sofya
sami - lapps
Sonjá
serbian
sonja, sofija
spanish
sonia, sofÍa
turkish
Sofya, safiye
ukrainian
sofiya

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Name Songs

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Notable people and personalities​

Sofia Coppola (born 1971), American Actress And Director
Sofia EssaÏdi (born 1984), Franch-moroccan Singer
Sofia Gubaidulina (born 1931), Russian-tatar Composer
Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850–1891), Russian Mathematician
Sofia Milos (born 1969), Swiss Actress
Sofia Of Bavaria Wittelsbach (1376–1425), Queen Of Bohemia
Sofia Rotaru (born 1947), Ukrainian Singer
Sofia Shinas (born 1968), Canadian Artist
Sofia Vergara (born 1972), Colombian Model And Actress
Sofia Vergara, (born July 10, 1972) Colombian Actress, Model, Comedian
Sofia Villani Scicolone (sophia Loren) (1934) Italian Actress