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Meaning and name origin

Sophia \s(o)-phia\ as a girl's 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.

Sophia has 18 variant forms: Saffi, Sofia, Sofie, Soficita, Sofka, Sofy, Sofya, Sonia, Sonja, Sonnie, Sonya, Sophey, Sophie, Sophy, Zofia, Zofi, Zofya and Zosia.

For more information, see also the related girl name Posy.

There is 1 masculine form of Sophia: Sofus.


Popularity

Sophia is a very popular first name for females (#441 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sophia name in U.S.

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