Sonya Name Meaning & Origin

Sonya

Pronunciation: SOHN-yə, SAWN-yə (key)

Origin of the name Sonya:

Russian pet form of Sofya, a cognate of the Greek Sophia (wisdom, skill).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Sonja, Sofia

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Comments and insights on the name Sonya: | Edit

'Sonya' can be a Russian and Ukranian pet form for all variations of 'Sophia' (Such as Sofia, Sofya, Sophie, etc.)

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My name is Sophia but my mum called me Sonya for a good chunk of my life, however I feel like Sonya only works for young kids and as a nickname rather than an actual name. As leading into adult life it gets a bit childish.

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Son, Sonny (both pronounced with an "o" sound as in "hot").

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