What does Sonya mean?
Sonya [sonya] 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) Sannya, Seanya, ..
(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 #1416 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Sophia (#3 in recent rankings), Sofia (#14), Sonia (#1071), Sofie (#1374), Zofia and Sonja are the prominent variation forms of Sonya (#1416 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 are almost as common today (#1125, ▼13%), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.