What does Sonya mean?
Sonya /so-nya/ as a name for girls is of English and Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Sonya is "wisdom". Sonya is a variant form of Sonia (English) with the suffix -ya. Sonya is also a derivative of Sophia (Greek).
(female) Seanya, Somya, ..
(male) Sonyale, Sosha, ..
How popular is Sonya?
Sonya is a very popular first name for women (#339 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Sonya for girls. Sonya entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #149 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #1436 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Sophia (#3 in recent rankings), Sofia (#12), Sonia (#946), Sofie (#1227), Sonja (#1838) and Zofia are the prominent variation forms of Sonya (#1436 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Sonnja, are seldom used. These forms of Sonya were at the apex of their popularity in 2011 (median #995) and have remained as common to this day (#1066, ▼9%), but with versions such as Sonja going out of style. Sofia and Sophia are two of the more chic girl names in this list.
Sonya▼ is alike in pronunciation to Sanna, Sannah, Sanny, Seana, Seanna, Sena▼, Sianna, Siena▲, Sienna, Signa, Sunny, Xena▼, Zana, Zeenya, Zena, Zenia, Zenna, Zenya, Zinia, Zinnya, Zinya, Zoanna, Zona▼, Zonia and Zyna. Other recommended names are Aanya▲, Aenya, Anya▲, Bronya, Danya, Dinya, Donya, Dosya, Ennya, Enya, Fanya, Fenya, Genya, Ginya, Inya, Ionya, Joya, Kenya, Lenya, Manya, Moya, Panya, Roya, Samya, Sanda, Santa, Senga, Shaya, Shona, Shonda▼, Shonna, Shonta, Silya, Sindya, Soma, Sondra▼, Sonel, Sonoma, Sonora, Soraya, Synda, Tanya▼, Tonnya, Tonya▼, Toya, Vanya, Vinya, Zorya, Zoya and Zoyya (see Zoya). These names tend to be less commonly used than Sonya.