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What does Sonia mean?

Sonia Pronunciation of Sonia [so-nia] as a girls' name is pronounced SOHN-yah. It is of English origin. Variant of Sophia (Greek) "wisdom". Queen of Norway Sonja; skater/actress Sonja Henie; painter Sonia Delaunay.

Associated with: greek, wisdom, queen.


Sonia has 10 variants: Sohnia, Sohnnja, Sondja, Sondya, Sonja, Sonje, Sonni, Sonnie, Sonnja and Sonya.

Related girl name: Ansonia.

11 more relations via Sophia: Sofia, Sofie, Sofka, Sofy, Sofya, Sophie, Sophy, Zofi, Zofia, Zofya and Zosia.

Creative forms:
(female) Sony, Sunnia, ..

(male) Sosir, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sonia Kyndal (S.K.), ..

How popular is Sonia?

Sonia is a very popular first name for females (#284 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#51024 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sonia was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #183 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #1071 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Sonia (#1071 from current records) are Sophia (#3 from current records), Sofia (#14), Sophie (#104), Sofie (#1374), Sonya (#1416), Zofia and Sonja. Other forms, like Sofka, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Sonia was common 4 years ago (median #877) and is almost as widespread today (#997, 19.7% less usage). Sophia has historically been preferred by parents, though Sofia has become popular as well, while forms like Sonia are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sonia, Sofia, Sofie, 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

Sonia is pronounced similarly to Sana, Sannie, Sanny, Seana, Seanna, Sena, Sianna, Siena, Sinnie, Sunni, Sunnie, Sunny, Xeenia, Xena, Xeni, Zana, Zanna, Zena, Zenya, Zinia, Zinnia, Zinya, Zoanna, Zona and Zyna. Other recommended names are Alonia, Ania, Bronia, Dania, Denia, Doncia, Donia, Doria, Dosia, Eionia, Genia, Ginia, Idonia, Ionia, Jania, Jocia, Junia, Leonia, Mounia, Nania, Novia, Pania, Sadia, Samia, Sancia, Santa, Saria, Scotia, Selia, Shania, Shona, Shonna, Silia, Simonia, Sindia, Sokie, Soma, Sonel, Sonora, Sydonia, Synda, Syndia, Syria, Tania, Tonia, Umnia, Vania, Venia, Vinia and Zolia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sonia.

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