What does Sophia mean?
Sophia [sophia] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Posy.
1 more alternative form via Sofia: Sofiah.
1 masculine form: Sofus.Creative forms:
(female) Sephia, Suphia, ..
(male) Sopio, Sosha, .. Middle name pairings:
Sophia Melina (S.M.), ..
How popular is Sophia?
Sophia is a very prominent first name for women (#441 out of 4276, Top 10%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#116123 out of 150436, Top 77%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Sophia reached its top position of #1 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is presently at #3. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Sophia (#3 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 are Sofia (#14 from current records), Sophie (#104), Sonia (#1071), Sofie (#1374), Sonya (#1416), Zofia and Sonja. These relations of Sophia were at the apex of their popularity less than a decade ago (usage of 2.2%) and are almost as common today (usage 1.77%, 19.7% less), but with forms such as Sonia becoming somewhat dated. Sofia and Sophia are two of the more chic girl names in this list.
Sophia▲ is alike in pronunciation to Safia. Other recommended names are Aishia, Althia, Aphria, Bethia, Bithia, Cathia, Cordia, Doncia, Dosia, Hephzia (see Hephzibah), Hepzia (see Hephzibah), Ieshia, Ionia, Jocia, Kathia, Keshia▼, Lethia, Loria, Moia, Moraia, Moria, Novia, Orphia, Rhia, Richia, Sadia, Salvia, Samia, Sancia, Sanzia, Saphira, Sapphira, Saraia, Sarha, Sasha, Scotia, Seelia, Selia, Sephira, Shadia, Shalia, Shania▼, Shea, Shelia▼, Sheria, Shila, Shira, Silvia, Sindia, Sinthia, Socaria, Sohnia, Sokie, Soleil, Soma, Sonohma (see Sonoma), Sonoma, Sonora, Soraya, Stacia, Stasia, Sylwia, Syndia, Synthia, Syria, Thia, Toia, Tonia▼, Toria, Toshia, Tosia, Toskia, Tossia and Toulia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sophia.See names in meaning and etymology.