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What does Sophie mean?

Sophie Pronunciation of Sophie [so-phie] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Sophie means "wisdom". Sophie is a version of Sophia (Greek).

Associated with: greek, wisdom.


Sophie has 10 variants: Saffi, Sofia, Sofie, Sofy, Sofya, Sophey, Sophy, Zofi, Zofia and Zofya.

2 more alternative forms via Sophia: Sonia and Sonnie.

1 masculine form: Sofus.

Creative forms:
(female) Siphie, Suphie, ..

(male) Sophin, Sophly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sophie Hanna (S.H.), ..

How popular is Sophie?

Sophie is a very popular first name for females (#463 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#128797 out of 150436, Top 86%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sophie reached its top position of #51 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #104. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sophie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sophie outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Sofia (#14 in recent rankings), Sofie (#1374), Sonia (#1071), Sophia (#3) and Zofia are the popular alternative forms of Sophie (#104 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Saffi, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Sophie was at its peak 4 years ago (median #633) and is almost as widespread today (#761, 20%). Sophia is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Sofia has become trendy as well over time, while Sonia is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sophie, Sofia, Sofie, Sonia, Sophia, Zofia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sophie, Sofia, Sofie, Sophia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Athie, Bethie, Bobbie, Bonie, Cathie, Codie, Collie, Connie, Cordie, Docie, Dodie, Dollie, Dorcie, Dorie, Ephie, Euphie, Gypsie, Hepsie, Honie, Joanie, Jobie, Jolie, Joolie, Jordie, Josie, Joycie, Kathie, Kodie, Konnie, Korie, Korrie, Lollie, Lonnie, Lorie, Lotie, Monnie, Nonnie, Orphie (see Orpah), Peppie, Pippie, Pollie, Roddie, Rodie, Ronnie, Rosie, Sadie, Sammie, Selbie, Sephira, Shae, Silvie, Sinnie, Sohnia, Sokie, Soline, Sonje, Sonni, Souline, Soulle, Stephine, Stevie, Stormie, Sudie, Sunnie, Suzie, Sydnie, Syndie, Synthie, Tommie, Tonie, Torie, Toshie, Tottie, Yolie and Zoelie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sophie.

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