What does Sophia mean?
Sophia \s(o)-phia\ as a girls' name is pronounced so-FEE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Sophia is "wisdom". Used in English-speaking countries since the 17th century. The famous Isatanbul mosque Hagia Sofia was once a Christian church. Sophie is the French form. Actresses Sophia Loren, Sophie Dahl.
For more information, see also the related girl name Posy.
Sophia▲ has 1 more alternative form via Sofia: Sofiah.
Sophia has 1 masculine form: Sofus.
Sophia is a very prominent first name for women (#441 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Sophia for girls. Sophia reached its top position of #1 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is presently at #3. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Sophia and associated names. Popular related forms of Sophia (#3 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Sofia (#12 the previous year), Sophie (#91), Sonia (#946), Sonja, Sofie and Sonya. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in the year 1999 and are somewhat less popular today, with the forms Sonia, Sonya and Sonja becoming less trendy. Sofia (#12), Sophia (#3) and Sophie (#91) are three of the more chic girl names in this list, with these names going through a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)