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What does Sofya mean?

Sofya Pronunciation of Sofya [so-fya] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Sofya means "wisdom". Sofya is an alternate spelling of Sophia (Greek).

Associated with: greek, wisdom.


Sofya has 10 variants: Saffi, Sofia, Sofie, Sofy, Sophey, Sophie, Sophy, Zofi, Zofia and Zofya.

5 more alternative forms via Sophia: Sofka, Sonia, Sonja, Sonya and Zosia.

Creative forms:
(female) Seefya, Solfya, ..

(male) Sofiq, Sosha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sofya Aubreigh (S.A.), ..

How popular is Sofya?

Sofya is an uncommon given name for females. Sofya is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Sofya (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Sofia (#14 in 2015), Sofie (#1374), Sonia (#1071), Sonja, Sonya (#1416), Sophia (#3), Sophie (#104) and Zofia. Adoption of these relations of Sofya was more pronounced 4 years ago (average #877) and is almost as conventional today (#997, down 19.7%), but with forms such as Sonia becoming less stylish. Sophia is the steady favorite, though Sofia has gained in popularity. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Sofya is alike in pronunciation to Safia, Safiya, Safiyah and Sofiah. Other suggested similar names are Donya, Dosya, Ionya, Joya, Moya, Roya, Samya, Shaya, Silya, Soma, Sondya, Soraya, Stefya, Tonya, Toya, Zorya, Zoya and Zoyya (see Zoya). These names tend to be more commonly used than Sofya.

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