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sonja

FORM OF:
sonya
OTHER SCRIPTS:
Macedonian / Serbian (Соња)
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

  • croatiancroatian
  • danishdanish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • icelandicicelandic
  • macedonianmacedonian
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • serbianserbian
  • sloveneslovene
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
croatian
sofija
danish
soffie, sophia, sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, sofja, Sona, Sonnia
faroese
Suffía
finnish
sophia, sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, sohvi, sofja, sovia, sohviia, Sona
german
soffia, soffie, sophia, sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, sonje, Sofi
greenlandic
sophie, Suunia
icelandic
soffia, sophia, sofia, sofÍa, soffía
macedonian
sofija
norwegian
sophia, sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, Sona
serbian
sofija
slovene
sofia, sonia, zofia, sofija, zofija
swedish
soffie, sophia, sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, sofja, sofana, Sona, Sonnia
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
sonya, sophy, soffi, soffy, sofi, Fie
finnish
sonya, soffi, soffu, sofi, sofii, sopo, soppa, Sosso
german
sonya, fieke, Fei
norwegian
sonya, sofi, Sossen
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
belarusian
sofja
bulgarian
sofiya
catalan
sofÍa
czech
sofie, Žofie
dutch
sophia, sophie, sofia, sofie
english
sophia, sophie, sonia
esperanto
Sofio
filipino
sophia
french
sophie, sofia, sonia
galician
sofia
georgian
Sopʿo, Sopʿhio, Sopʿio, Sopʿia
greek
sofÍa
hungarian - magyar
zsÓfia, szonja, szófia
iranian
safia, saphia, safana
irish
sophie, sofia
italian
sofia, sonia
latvian
sofija
lithuanian
sofija, zofija
polish
zofia, zofie
portuguese
sofia, sonia, sônia
romanian
sonia
russian
sofiya, Sofya, Sof'ya
sami - lapps
Sonjá
scottish
sophia, sophie, sofia
slovak
sofia, Žofia
spanish
sonia, sofÍa
turkish
Sofya, safiye
ukrainian
sofiya
welsh
soffia, sophia, sophie, sofia

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

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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Notable people and personalities​

Sonja Bakić, Serbian Pop/rock Singer
Sonja Christopher, Reality Television Star
Sonja Elen Kisa, Canadian Linguist
Sonja Fuss (born 1978), German Footballer
Sonja Gerhardt (born 1989), German Actress
Sonja Haraldsen (born 1937), Queen Of Norway
Sonja Henie (1912-1969), Norwegian Figure Skater
Sonja Henie (1912-1969), Norwegian Figure Skater And Actress
Sonja Kesselschläger (born 1978), German Athlete
Sonja Kirchberger (born 1964), Austrian Actress
Sonja Morgenstern (born 1955), German Figure Skater
Sonja Nef (born 1972), Swiss Alpine Skier
Sonja Oberem (born 1973), German Marathon Runner And Triathlete
Sonja Perenda (born 1983), Austrian Singer
Sonja Porle (born 1960), Slovenian Author
Sonja Richter (born 1974), Danish Actress
Sonja Ruether (born 1975), German Writer
Sonja Savić (born 1961), Serbian Actress And Film Makers
Sonja Schöber (born 1985), German Swimmer
Sonja Sonnenfeld (born 1912), Swedish Human Rights Activist
Sonja Sutter (born 1931), German Actress
Sonja Tree (born 1975), German Actress
Sonja Zekri (born 1967), German Journalist
Sonja Ziemann (born 1926), German Actress, Singer And Dancer
Sonja Zietlow (born 1968), German Television Presenter