What does Sonia mean?
Sonia /so-nia/ [3 sylls.] 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.
Related girl name: Ansonia.more]
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Sonia for girls. Sonia was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #164 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #946 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Sonia (#946 the previous year) are Sophia (#3 the previous year), Sofia (#12), Sophie (#91), Sonja, Sofie and Sonya. Forms like Zofya are uncommon. Usage of these girl names reached its apex in the year 1999 (usage of 0.4737%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4211%, 11.1% less), with the versions Sonia, Sonya and Sonja becoming less trendy. Sofia (#12), Sophia (#3) and Sophie (#91) are three of the more trendy baby names here, and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for these names. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Sonia and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Sonia▼ is pronounced similarly to Sana, Sanna, Sena▼, Sina▼, Xenia, Zenia, Zinia, Zona▼ and Zonia. Other recommended similar baby names are Donia, Ionia, Samia, Shania▼, Shona, Shonna, Soma and Tonia▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sonia.