Sonya Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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- Comments and insights on the name Sonya
'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.
- Nicknames for Sonya
Son, Sonny (both pronounced with an "o" sound as in "hot").
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