Sophia Name Meaning & Origin

Sophia

Pronunciation: soh-FEE-ə (key)

Origin of the name Sophia:

A borrowing from the Greek, Sophia is directly derived from sophia (wisdom, skill). The name has been in common use in England since the 17th century, when it was bestowed upon the infant daughter of James I.

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Comments and insights on the name Sophia: | Edit

Sophia is a classic, beautiful, extremely popular name for a baby girl. While this name is one of the most popular female first names in The United States of America, this name is absolutely gorgeous and is always a wise choice. Pronounced Soe-fee-uh. Also See: Last Names 2016

My cousins name is Sophia and shes really nice so yeah

Personal experiences with the name Sophia: | Edit

An extremely great friend of mine has this name. She was born years before this name became so madly popular. I personally have always loved this name. It is gorgeous, classy, and best suits a woman like my friend, who is kind, talented, and beautiful. Sophia is a truly magnificent name. Thumbs up! :)

Although this name may be pretty, it is way too popular. In my grade of twelve year olds, there is one Sophia, one Sofia, and three Sophies. The Sophia's middle name is Marie, and so is the Sofia's. They both have brown hair. Two of the Sophies go by Sophie G and they both have blond hair.

I have two sisters. In my grade there are 3 Sophias and 1 Sofia. In one of my sister's grades there are 3 Sofias and 2 Sophias. In my youngest sisters Kindergarten grade, there are 5 Sophias.

My sister's name is Sophia. She can be a real pain sometimes. But other than that she is ok. Sophia is deff a popular name. LOL

My cousin's name is Sophia Grace, her brother Gavin is older by two years and sister Olivia is younger by a year.

Nicknames for Sophia: | Edit

Phi
Phia
Sophie
FiFi
Soph

Meanings and history of the name Sophia: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Sophia".

Greek:
Wisdom; wise.

American:
Wisdom; wise.

Hagia Sophia

Famous real-life people named Sophia: | Edit

Sophia Bush, American actress
Sophia Loren, Italian actress
Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, American painter
Sophia Laurent Abraham, daughter of Teen Mom's Farrah Abraham
Sophia Forero, American jewelry designer
Sophia Hayden Bennett, American architect
Sophia Yan, American classical pianist
Sophia Smith, founder of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
Sophia Gennusa, American actress (in Matilda the Musical)
Sophia Grace Brownlee, Singer and actress
Sophia Bella Sills, Famous singer
Sophia Lucia, Dancer and world record holder for most pirouettes
Sophia Smith, Girlfriend of Liam Payne, Model

Sophia in song, story & screen: | Edit

Sophia Peletier - The Walking Dead (TV show -season 1 and 2-, comics,and The Walking Dead: Assault)
Sophia - The Cruxshadows
Sophia - Nerina Pallot
Sophia - Good Shoes
Sweet Sophia - Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers
Jewels for Sophia - Robyn Hitchcock
Sophia - The Rasmus
All For You, Sophia - Franz Ferdinand
Sophie's Choice -1982 American drama film that tells the story of a Polish immigrant, Sophie (Meryl Streep)
Sophia, assertive character in novel and film "The Color Purple", played in the movie by Oprah Winfrey
Sophia Petrillo, character on "The Golden Girls" played by Estelle Getty
Sophia Grace (Royal adventure)
Sophia Burset, character on the TV series "Orange is the New Black"

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