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Girl Name: Sophia

Name: Sophia
Pronunciation: \s(o)-phia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: wisdom
Origin: Greek
Sounds Like: Safia, Sofiah
Variant forms: Saffi, Sofia, Sofie, Soficita, Sofka, Sofy, Sofya, Sonia, Sonja, Sonnie, Sonya, Sophey, Sophie, Sophy, Zofia, Zofi, Zofya, Zosia
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 441

Description

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.

Baby names that sound like Sophia are Safia and Sofiah.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Sophia.

Popularity

Sophia is a very popular first name for women (#441 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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