Sophonisba: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sophonisba

Sophonisba

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My sister is named Sophonisba after our great-great-aunt.

I lived in a dorm named after Sophonisba P. Breckinridge; we pronounced it so-fo-NIZ-bah, but I can't say for sure whether it is correct.

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Meanings and history of the name Sophonisba: | Edit

Like "Sophia," "Sophonisba" is associated with wisdom.
The name is believed to come from Saphanba'al, meaning "sheltered by Baal."

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Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, social activist & 1st woman admitted by the Kentucky bar.
Sofonisba Anguissola, Renaissance painter.

Sophonisba in song, story & screen: | Edit

Subject of numerous tragic operas and plays based on Sophonisba, a Carthaginian noblewoman who lived during the Second Punic War (~200 BC).

Queen Sophonisba, a character in E.R. Eddison's fantasy novel "The Worm Ouroboros".

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