Meaning and name origin
Sonya is a very popular first name for females (#339 out of 4276, Top 8%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sonya for girls. Sonya reached its highest rank of #147 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sonya and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sophia (#3), Sonia (#946), Sonja and Sonya. (2014 statistics).
Sonya▼ is also pronounced similarly to Sana, Sanna, Sena▼, Sina▼, Zenya, Zinya, Zona▼ and Zonia. Other suggested similar baby names are Donya, Ionya, Samya, Shona, Shonna, Sofya, Soma, Sondya and Tonya▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sonya.