Origin : Greek


The name Sophia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "wisdom". Sophia, which was the Number 1 girls' name in the US from 2011 to 2013, is among the most popular girls' names in the Western World, with a sensuous sound and high-minded meaning. Sophia's been chosen by several celeb parents, and reached the top of the charts without losing any -- okay, much -- of its sophisticated beauty. Sophia's a real winner. Like its sister baby names Isabella and Olivia, Sophia has gained widespread favor by appealing to a broad range of parents: Intellectuals who like it for its meaning and those attracted to its femininity, parents who want a classic name and those looking for a name with Latin roots --the Sofia spelling is also popular. Sophie is the French version of the name, more popular than Sophia in some parts of the world. Legend Sophia Loren was originally Sofia. The name was first famous via St. Sophia, venerated in the Greek Orthodox church--St Sophia was the mother of three daughters named Faith, Hope and Love. It was first used in England in the seventeenth century and was the name of George I's both mother and wife. Sophia has been an author favorite from the days of early novelists like Henry Fielding (Tom Jones) and Jane Austen (Persuasion) to the TV scriptwriters of today (The Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black). Sophia's only downside is its huge popularity; it's actually even more popular than it appears, because alternate spelling Sofia falls at Number 14 on the US popularity chart. Alternative baby names you might want to consider: Sophie, Seraphina, Susannah, Zofia.

Popularity of name Sophia over time

There are 350543 people in the U.S. with the first name Sophia, this name was mostly popular in 2012 with popularity 22313 .

Sophia is used for both genders.

0.13 percent of people with the first name Sophia are man

99.87 percent of people with the first name Sophia are woman

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Most Famous People Named Sophia

Electress of Hanover
Italian actress
character on TV's "The Golden Girls"
Queen consort of Gustav III of Sweden
Queen consort of Valdemar I of Denmark
on TV's "Orange is the New Black"
Queen consort of Frederick I of Prussia
character in anime "Yu-Gi-Oh!"
in "The History of Tom Jones" by Henry Fielding
queen consort of Jogaila of Poland
Electress of Hanover
in video game "Star Ocean: Till the End of Time"
Queen consort of Oscar II of Sweden and Norway
character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
" novel and its main character
in video game "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis"
character on TV's "Nip/Tuck"
in video game "Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi"
Queen consort of Frederick William I of Prussia
character in the "Fallen" series
Japanese rock band
Empress consort of Justin II of the Byzantine Empire

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Names Created Using the Letters in Sophia