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What does Sonja mean?

Sonja Pronunciation of Sonja as a name for girls is of English and Greek derivation. Sonja is a version of Sonia (English): variation of Sophia (Greek) "wisdom".




VARIANTS Sonya, Sonnie, Sonni, Sohnia

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA SONIA, SOPHIA Sofia, Sofie, Sofka, Sofy, Sofya, Sohnnja, Sondja, Sondya, Sonje, Sonnja, Sophy, Zofia, Zofya, Zosia

(female) Sonsa, ..

(male) Sonid, ..

Sonja Kaleah (S.K.), ..

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. (2018 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?

Prominent related forms of Sonja appearing in the Top 2000 are Sophia (#5 LAST YEAR), Sofia (#17), Sonia (#1063), Sofie (#1409), Sonya (#1697) and Zofia. These forms of Sonja reached the apex of their popularity 5 years ago (MEDIAN #1014) and are somewhat less common today (#1170, 26.6%), with forms like Sonja becoming somewhat outmoded. Sofia is the most trendy girl name 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, Sannah, Sanny, Sianna, Siena, Sienna, Signa, Sina, Sinny, Sohnia, Sonia, Sonni, Sonnie, Sonya, Sunni, Xena, Zana, Zena, Zenia, Zenna, Zenya, Zina, Zinia, Zona and Zonia. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Anja, Fenja, Hanja, Ionija (see Ionia), Jorja, Moja, Sanda, Santa, Senga, Shona, Shonda, Shonna, Shonta, Silja, Sofia, Sofka, Sofya, Sohnnja (see Sonia), Soma, Sondja (see Sonia), Sondra, Sondya, Sonel, Sonje, Sonnja (see Sonia), Sonoma, Sonora, Synda and Tanja. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sonja.