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RATE THIS NAME 4.38

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
  • englishenglish
  • filipinofilipino
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • scottishscottish
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
soffie, sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, sonja, sofja, Sona, Sonnia
dutch
sophie, sofia, sofie
english
sophie, sonia
finnish
sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, sonja, sohvi, sofja, sovia, sohviia, Sona
german
soffia, soffie, sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, sonja, sonje, Sofi
icelandic
soffia, sofia, sonja, sofÍa, soffía
norwegian
sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, sonja, Sona
scottish
sophie, sofia
swedish
soffie, sophie, sofia, sofie, sonia, sonja, sofja, sofana, Sona, Sonnia
welsh
soffia, sophie, sofia
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
sonya, sophy, soffi, soffy, sofi, Fie
dutch
sofieke, fieke, Fietje, Sofietje, Soof, Sophietje, Fia, Fie, Fiek, Fiep, Fiepje
english
sonya, sophy, sonita
finnish
sonya, soffi, soffu, sofi, sofii, sopo, soppa, Sosso
german
sonya, fieke, Fei
norwegian
sonya, sofi, Sossen
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
esperanto
Sofio
faroese
sonja, Suffía
french
sophie, sofia, sonia
galician
sofia
georgian
Sopʿo, Sopʿhio, Sopʿio, Sopʿia
greek
sofÍa
greenlandic
sophie, sonja, Suunia
hungarian - magyar
zsÓfia, szonja, szófia
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
russian
sofiya, Sofya
sami - lapps
Sonjá
serbian
sonja, sofija
slovak
sofia, Žofia
slovene
sofia, sonia, sonja, zofia, sofija, zofija
spanish
sonia, sofÍa
turkish
Sofya, safiye
ukrainian
sofiya

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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Name Songs

Song Artist
SOPHIA BOB MARTIN
SOPHIA CLAUDE ROBIN
SOPHIA ESTEBAN
SOPHIA GEORGES BLANESS
SOPHIA HENRI SALVADOR
SOPHIA LAURA MARLING
SOPHIA SERGIO ENDRIGO

Notable people and personalities​

Sophia Abrahão (born 1991), Brazilian Actress
Sophia Aggelonitis, Canadian Politician
Sophia Alekseyevna (1657–1704), Russian Regent
Sophia Aliberti (born 1963), Greek Actress And Tv Presenter
Sophia Augusta Princess Of The United Kingdom (1768–1840), Duchess Of Brunswick And Lüneburg
Sophia Baddeley (1745–1786), English Actress
Sophia Brahe (1556–1643), Danish Astronomer
Sophia Bush (1982) American Actress, Director
Sophia Bush (born 1982), American Actress
Sophia Collier (born 1956), American Entrepreneur
Sophia D. Stoddard, American Educator
Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen (1919–2004), Portuguese Poet
Sophia Dorothea Of Celle (1666–1726), Duchess Of Brunswick-celle
Sophia Dorothea Of Hanover (1687–1757), Queen Consort Of Prussia
Sophia Drossopoulou, Greek Computer Scientist
Sophia Dussek (1775–1831), Scottish Composer
Sophia Forero (born 1967), American Jewelry Designer
Sophia Frederica Of Mecklenburg-schwerin (1758–1794), Duchess Of Mecklenburg-schwerin
Sophia Hayden Bennett (1868–1953), American Architect
Sophia Jex-blake (1840–1912), English Physician
Sophia Karp (1861–1904), Romanian Actress
Sophia Kokosalaki (born 1972), Greek Fashion Designer
Sophia Lee (1750–1824), English Novelist
Sophia Leung (born 1933), Canadian Politician
Sophia Loren (born 1934), Italian Actress
Sophia Lvovna Perovskaya (1853–1881), Russian Revolutionary
Sophia Magdalen Of Brandenburg-kulmbach (1700–1770), Queen Consort Of Denmark-norway
Sophia Mcdougall (born 1979), British Author
Sophia Michahelles (born 1976), American Puppeteer
Sophia Myles (1980) English Actress
Sophia Myles (born 1980), English Actress
Sophia Of Hanover (1630–1714), Heir To The English Throne
Sophia Of Nassau (1836–1913), Queen Consort Of Sweden And Norway
Sophia Of Prussia (1870–1932), Queen Consort Of Greece
Sophia Palaiologina (1455–1503), Grand Duchess Of Moscow
Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (1809–1871), American Painter
Sophia Princess Of Gloucester (1773–1844), British Princess
Sophia Princess Of The United Kingdom (1777–1848), British Princess
Sophia Romero, Filipino Writer
Sophia Sidney, Baroness De L'isle And Dudley (1796–1837), Daughter Of William Iv
Sophia Vossou (born 1961), Greek Singer
Sophia Wilson (1860–?), Japanese Courtesan And Wife Of Captain John Wilson
Sophia Yakovlevna Parnok (1885–1933), Russian Poet
Sophia Yan (born 1986), American Classical Pianist