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Sophia 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 name Posy. Baby names that sound like Sophia are Safia and Sofiah.
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Popularity of Sophia
Sophia is a very popular first name for women (#441 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Sophia compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Sophia only.