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What does Sophus mean?

Sophus Pronunciation of Sophus [so-phus] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Sophus means "wisdom". Sophus is a variant form of Sofus (Greek): rare masculine variation of Sophie.

Associated with: greek, wisdom.


Creative forms:
(male) Saphus, ..


Middle name pairings:
Sophus Conley (S.C.), ..

How popular is Sophus?

Sophus is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#121058 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sophus has not made it into the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Sophus is pronounced similarly to Cephas. Other suggested similar names are Adolphus, Alpheus, Aonghus, Cleophus, Comus, Dollphus (see Dolph), Dolphus, Josephus, Kobus, Orpheus, Ponthus, Rochus, Sachs, Saphir, Seamus, Seumus, Sextus, Shamus, Shug, Siorus, Sirius, Sixtus, Sohan, Sohil, Somers, Spud and Straus. Like Sophus, these names are not frequently used.

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