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What does Sonia mean?

Sonia \s(o)-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.

For more information, see also the related girl name Ansonia.

Sonia has 14 more related variations via Sophia: Saffi, Sofia, Soficita, Sofie, Sofka, Sofy, Sofya, Sophey, Sophie, Sophy, Zofi, Zofia, Zofya and Zosia.


Sonia is a very popular first name for females (#284 out of 4276, Top 7%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#54132 out of 88799, Top 61%). (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. during 1970-1979, and is at #946 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sonia name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Sonia and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Sonia (#946 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Sophia (#3 the previous year), Sofia (#12), Sophie (#91), Sonja, Sofie and Sonya. Usage of this girl name reached its apex in the year 1999 and is somewhat lower today, 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. There is a rekindling in birth name usage for these names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sofia, Sofie, Sonia, Sonja, Sonya, Sophia, Sophie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.