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Sonja

What does Sonja mean?

Sonja Pronunciation of Sonja [son-ja] as a name for girls is of English and Greek derivation. Sonja is a version of Sonia (English): version of Sophia (Greek) "wisdom".

Associated with: greek.

Variations

Sonja has 4 variants: Sohnia, Sonni, Sonnie and Sonya.

14 more alternative forms via Sonia, Sophia: Sofia, Sofie, Sofka, Sofy, Sofya, Sohnnja, Sondja, Sondya, Sonje, Sonnja, Sophy, Zofia, Zofya and Zosia.

Creative forms:
(female) Sonsa, Sonta, ..

(male) Sonid, Sonsay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sonja Nayla (S.N.), ..

How popular is Sonja?

Sonja is a very prominent first name for females (#468 out of 4276, Top 11%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sonja entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its top position of #270 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Sonja appearing in the Top 2000 are Sophia (#3 last year), Sofia (#14), Sonia (#1071), Sofie (#1374), Sonya (#1416) and Zofia. These forms of Sonja reached the apex of their popularity 4 years ago (median #995) and are almost as common today (#1125, 12.9%), but with forms like Sonja becoming somewhat outmoded. Sofia and Sophia are two of the more trendy girl names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sonja, Sofia, Sofie, Sonia, Sonya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sophia, Zofia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sonja is alike in pronunciation to Sana, Sanna, Sanny, Seanna, Sena, Sianna, Siena, Sienna, Signa, Sina, Sinny, Sunni, Sunny, Xena, Xenia, Zana, Zena, Zenna, Zenya, Zina, Zinia, Zinya, Zona, Zonia and Zyna. Other suggested similar names are Anja, Fenja, Hanja, Ionija (see Ionia), Jorja, Moja, Sanda, Santa, Senga, Shona, Shonda, Shonna, Shonta, Silja, Soma, Sondra, Sonel, Sonoma, Sonora, Synda and Tanja. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sonja.

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