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What does Sofia mean?

Sofia Pronunciation of Sofia as a girls' name is pronounced so-FEE_ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Sofia is "wisdom". Spanish, Italian, and Scandinavian form of Sophia.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, wisdom, scandinavian


VARIANTS Sofiah, Sofie


OTHER FORMS VIA SOPHIA Saffi, Soficita, Sofka, Sofy, Sofya, Sonia, Sonja, Sonnie, Sonya, Sophie, Sophy, Zofi, Zofia, Zofya, Zosia

(female) Sefia, ..

(male) Sori, ..

Sofia Mckayla (S.M.), ..

How popular is Sofia?

Sofia is a very popular first name for women (#765 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#25076 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Sofia reached its peak rank of #12 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is presently at #17. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Sofie (#1409 A YEAR AGO), Sonia (#1063), Sonja, Sonya (#1697), Sophia (#5), Sophie (#98) and Zofia are the popular variation forms of Sofia (#17). These forms of Sofia reached the peak of their popularity a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 2%) and are somewhat less widespread today (ADOPTION 1.5%, 25.7%). Sophia is more widely used than the rest, though Sofia has become trendy as well, while versions like Sonia have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sofia, Sofie, Sonia, Sonja, Sonya in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Sofia is pronounced similarly to Safia, Safiya and Safiyah. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Afia, Docia, Donia, Doria, Dosia, Ionia, Jocia, Joia, Loria, Moia, Moria, Novia, Orfia, Sadia, Safira, Samia, Saria, Scotia, Sefira, Selia, Silia, Siria, Sohnia, Soki, Sokie, Solina, Soma, Syria, Toia, Tonia, Toria, Tosia, Zoia, Zolia and Zonia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sofia.

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