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What does Sofia mean?

Sofia Pronunciation of Sofia [sofia] as a girls' name is pronounced so-FEE_ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Sofia is "wisdom". Spanish, Italian, and Scandinavian form of Sophia.

Associated with: greek, wisdom, scandinavian.


Sofia has 2 variants: Sofiah and Sofie.

Related girl name: Zsofia.

15 more different relations via Sophia: Saffi, Soficita, Sofka, Sofy, Sofya, Sonia, Sonja, Sonnie, Sonya, Sophie, Sophy, Zofi, Zofia, Zofya and Zosia.

Creative forms:
(female) Sefia, Sofias, ..

(male) Sori, Sosha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sofia Hayleigh (S.H.), ..

How popular is Sofia?

Sofia is a very popular first name for women (#765 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#25076 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sofia reached its peak rank of #12 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is presently at #14. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sofia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sofia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Sofie (#1374 a year ago), Sonia (#1071), Sonja, Sonya (#1416), Sophia (#3), Sophie (#104) and Zofia are the popular variation forms of Sofia (#14 a year ago). These forms of Sofia reached the peak of their popularity less than a decade ago (adoption of 2.2%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 1.8%, 19.7%). Sophia is more widely used than the rest, though Sofia has become trendy as well, while versions like Sonia have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sofia, Sofie, Sonia, Sonja, Sonya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sophia, Sophie, Zofia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sofia, Sofie, Sophia, Sophie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sofia is pronounced similarly to Safia, Safiya and Safiyah. Other suggested similar names are Afia, Docia, Donia, Doria, Dosia, Ionia, Jocia, Joia, Loria, Moia, Moria, Novia, Orfia, Sadia, Safira, Samia, Saria, Scotia, Sefira, Selia, Silia, Siria, Sohnia, Soki, Sokie, Solina, Soma, Syria, Toia, Tonia, Toria, Tosia, Zoia, Zolia and Zonia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sofia.

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