What does Sophia mean?
How do we pronounce Sophia?
The baby girl name Sophia is pronounced in English as SowFIYah or in German as ZowFIYaa 1.
1 Pronunciation for Sophia: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
What is the origin of Sophia?
Sophia is mainly used in the English, German, Greek, Italian, and Russian languages, and its language of origin is Old Greek. Derived literally from the element 'sophia' which means wisdom. The name was borne by Saint Sophia, apparently not a real person; the misinterpretation of the Greek phrase 'Hagia Sophia' meaning 'holy wisdom' and its Latin equivalent 'Sancta Sophia' as a person's name 'Saint Sophia' may have given rise to the Eastern cult. The name was introduced to English speakers via Hungary and Germany in the 17th century; it was known from Electress Sophia of Hanover (1630-1714), who became the mother of George I, King of England and de facto Prince-Elector of Hanover. The name was also popularized by the Henry Fielding comic novel Tom Jones (1749), which featured a character named Sophia Western. The name was widely used in the 17th and 18th centuries, however it suffered a drop in popularity thereafter. The recent revival of the name may be attributed to the fame of the Italian actress Sophia Loren (1934-). The name has also been used as the Anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic Beathag meaning. The name Sophia is used to a great extent; it has 35 variant forms that are used in both English and other languages. Variant forms used in English comprise Sofi meaning of name (used in Greek, Scandinavian, and Spanish as well), Sonia name popularity (used in Russian as well), Soph name, Sophey pronounciation, Sophi name, name Sophy origin, Sunya meaning of name, and Zofia name popularity (used in Czech, Polish, Slavic, and Ukrainian as well). The diminutive forms Sonya meaning (used in Russian, Scandinavian, and Slavic as well) and Sophie definition (used in French, and German as well), and the variant spelling name Sofia meaning (used in German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish as well) are other English forms. Foreign variant forms of Sophia comprise the Spanish meaning of Chofa, the Spanish Chofi definition, the Spanish name Fifi, the Spanish baby name Soficita, the Czech, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian name Sofie, the Slavic name Sofija origin, the Russian baby name Sofiya, the Spanish baby name Sofía, the Russian Sofka meaning of name, the Italian name Sofonisba origin, the Russian and Turkish Sofya pronounciation, the German and Scandinavian Sonja name popularity, the Italian short names for Sophea, the Greek Sophoon meaning and origin, the Hebrew Tzofiya meaning and origin, the Polish Zocha meaning of name, the Czech meaning of Zofie, the Czech Zofka meaning and origin, the Polish short names for Zophia, the Polish what does the name Zosha mean, the Polish name Zosia meaning, and the Hungarian Zsófia pronounciation. Specific foreign forms comprise the diminutive form Fieke name popularity (German), and the variant spelling name Zsofia (Hungarian). See also the related form, the name short names for Annasophia. Sophia is very popular as a baby name for girls, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1950s. Its usage peaked recently in 2010 with 1.055% of baby girls being given the name Sophia. It ranked at #2 then. Among all girl names in its group, Sophia was the most popular in 2010. Sophia was thrice as popular as the 2nd most popular name, baby name Sofia, in that year.
A famous person named Sophia is Actress Sophia Loren, born Sofia Scicolone, 20 September 1934, Rome, Italy.
List of baby names that sound like Sophia:
the English, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish Sofia meaning of name, the Czech, English, Polish, Slavic, and Ukrainian Zofia meaning, the name Sabbee name popularity, the name Sabea name, the name name Sabeeha, the name name Sabeiha, the name name Sabeyha meaning, the English name Sabia origin, the name baby name Sabiah, the name short names for Sabieha, the name name Sabiha meaning, the name Sabihah name variations, the Arabic nicknames for Sabiya, the Arabic Sabiyah definition, the name Sabya meaning and origin, the name Sabyah pronounciation, the name Sabyha name, the name Safea definition, the name Safee name, and the Swahili nicknames for Saffiya.
The baby name Sophia fun facts:
The name Sophia in reverse order is "Aihpos".
The numerological value of the name Sophia is number 5, which means expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.
How popular is Sophia?
Sophia is in the top names in USA.