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sonya

DIMINUTIVE OF:
sophia, sofiya, sofya
OTHER SCRIPTS:
Russian (Соня)
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
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • russianrussian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

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

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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Notable people and personalities​

Sonya Hartnett (born 1968) Australian Author
Sonya Kovalevsky (1850-1891), Russian Mathematician
Sonya Scarlet (born 1980) Italian Singer And Lyricist
Sonya Walger (born 1974) English Actress