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What does Sonia mean?

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.


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

Related girl name: Ansonia.

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

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

(male) Soniaan, Soniary, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Sonia for girls. Sonia was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #183 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #946 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Sonia (#946 from current records) are Sophia (#3 from current records), Sofia (#12), Sophie (#91), Sofie (#1227), Sonya (#1436), Sonja (#1838) and Zofia. Other forms, like Sofka, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Sonia was common 3 years ago (median #877) and is almost as widespread today (#944, 14.2% 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.