Sofia Name Meaning

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Fact: The name Sofia has appeared in literature, including the character Sofia in Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Color Purple.”

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A Deep Dive

Sofia Overview

Meaning

Wisdom

Gender

Girl

Origin

Greek

Etymology

Derived from the Greek word “sophia,” meaning “wisdom.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/soʊˈfiːə/

Popularity

Sofia is a globally popular name, often ranking in the top 10 in many countries. In the USA, it recently ranked in the top 20.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

5 (Visionary, Expansive, Adventurous)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Mythological, Cute

Associated Traits

Wise, graceful, and strong.

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

In Christianity, Sofia symbolizes divine wisdom. Also significant in Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Name Day

September 30th
A Deep Dive

Sofia Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Sophia, Sophie, Sofie, Zofia

Common Nicknames

Sofi, Fia, Sia, Soso

Diminutives

Sof, Fi

Famous People

  • Sofia Kovalevskaya
    (Russian Mathematician)
  • Sofia Gubaidulina
    (Russian Composer)
  • Sofía Vergara
    (Colombian-American Actress)
  • Sophia Loren
    (Italian Actress)
  • Sofia Richie
    (American Model)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Sofia the First"
    (Animated TV Series)
  • Sofia Coppola
    ("Lost in Translation," Film)
  • Sofia Carson
    ("Descendants," TV Film)
  • "Sofia"
    (Song)
  • Sofia Boutella
    ("The Mummy," Film)
  • "Sofia"
    (Novel)

Places

  • Sofia Street
    (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Sofia Botanical Garden
    (Sofia City Province, Bulgaria)
  • Sofia Stadium
    (Sofia City Province, Bulgaria)

What Is the Meaning of Sofia?

Sofia originates from the Greek word “sophia,” meaning “wisdom.” Individuals named Sofia often embody intelligence, insightfulness, and a deep understanding of the world around them.

What Is the Origin of The Name Sofia?

Sofia has roots in Greek culture, stemming from the word “sophia,” which has been associated with wisdom since ancient times. It has been widely used across various cultures and languages, gaining popularity in Europe during the Middle Ages.

Sofia Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Sofia in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#182021#132022#122023
Top 3 Rankings#122014#122023#132013

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Sofia

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202312
(+1 from 2022)
7641
(+367 from 2022)
0.43683
202213
(+5 from 2021)
7274
(+301 from 2021)
0.40567
202118
(-1 from 2020)
6973
(-10 from 2020)
0.38921
202017
No change from 2019
6983
(-412 from 2019)
0.39504
201917
No change from 2018
7395
(-267 from 2018)
0.40302
201817
(-2 from 2017)
7662
(-512 from 2017)
0.41201
201715
(-1 from 2016)
8174
(-1003 from 2016)
0.43268
201614
No change from 2015
9177
(-520 from 2015)
0.47405
201514
(-2 from 2014)
9697
(+89 from 2014)
0.49706
201412
(+1 from 2013)
9608
(+441 from 2013)
0.49113
201313
(+5 from 2012)
9167
(+1330 from 2012)
0.47555
201218
(+1 from 2011)
7837
(+506 from 2011)
0.40408
201119
(+9 from 2010)
7331
(+1003 from 2010)
0.37834
201028
(+8 from 2009)
6328
(+632 from 2009)
0.32274
200936
No change from 2008
5696
(-289 from 2008)
0.28127
200836
No change from 2007
5985
(-63 from 2007)
0.28734
200736
(+19 from 2006)
6048
(+966 from 2006)
0.28575
200655
(-3 from 2005)
5082
(-80 from 2005)
0.24310
200552
(+17 from 2004)
5162
(+688 from 2004)
0.25434
200469
(+28 from 2003)
4474
(+987 from 2003)
0.22173
200397
(+15 from 2002)
3487
(+427 from 2002)
0.17379
2002112
(+33 from 2001)
3060
(+772 from 2001)
0.15494
2001145
(+16 from 2000)
2288
(+194 from 2000)
0.11550
2000161
(+34 from 1999)
2094
(+490 from 1999)
0.10492
1999195
(+37 from 1998)
1604
(+258 from 1998)
0.08239
1998232
(+17 from 1997)
1346
(+163 from 1997)
0.06943
1997249
(+112 from 1996)
1183
(+416 from 1996)
0.06196
1996361
(+67 from 1995)
767
(+160 from 1995)
0.04001
1995428
(+60 from 1994)
607
(+97 from 1994)
0.03159
1994488
(-42 from 1993)
510
(-49 from 1993)
0.02616
1993446
(+80 from 1992)
559
(+106 from 1992)
0.02835
1992526
(-10 from 1991)
453
(+3 from 1991)
0.02260
1991516
(+126 from 1990)
450
(+101 from 1990)
0.02213
1990642
(+1 from 1989)
349
(+28 from 1989)
0.01699
1989643
(+39 from 1988)
321
(+39 from 1988)
0.01611
1988682
(-71 from 1987)
282
(-33 from 1987)
0.01466
1987611
(+114 from 1986)
315
(+70 from 1986)
0.01681
1986725
(-44 from 1985)
245
(-19 from 1985)
0.01328
1985681
(-6 from 1984)
264
(+12 from 1984)
0.01430
1984675
(-15 from 1983)
252
(-9 from 1983)
0.01397
1983660
(+61 from 1982)
261
(+21 from 1982)
0.01458
1982721
(-58 from 1981)
240
(-27 from 1981)
0.01323
1981663
(+158 from 1980)
267
(+76 from 1980)
0.01493
1980821
(-8 from 1979)
191
(-3 from 1979)
0.01073
1979813
(+23 from 1978)
194
(+17 from 1978)
0.01126
1978836
(-47 from 1977)
177
(-13 from 1977)
0.01077
1977789
(+65 from 1976)
190
(+30 from 1976)
0.01155
1976854
(+4 from 1975)
160
(+4 from 1975)
0.01018
1975858
(+31 from 1974)
156
(+12 from 1974)
0.00999
1974889
(+8 from 1973)
144
(+5 from 1973)
0.00919
1973897
(+31 from 1972)
139
(+7 from 1972)
0.00894
1972928
(-74 from 1971)
132
(-26 from 1971)
0.00819
1971854
(+135 from 1970)
158
(+32 from 1970)
0.00902
1970989
(-53 from 1969)
126
(-3 from 1969)
0.00688
1969936
(+187 from 1968)
129
(+39 from 1968)
0.00732
19681123
(-121 from 1967)
90
(-14 from 1967)
0.00526
19671002
(+76 from 1966)
104
(+9 from 1966)
0.00606
19661078
(+31 from 1965)
95
(+5 from 1965)
0.00541
19651109
(+36 from 1964)
90
(-2 from 1964)
0.00492
19641145
(+44 from 1963)
92
(+8 from 1963)
0.00470
19631189
(+60 from 1962)
84
(+6 from 1962)
0.00423
19621249
(+112 from 1961)
78
(+11 from 1961)
0.00385
19611361
(-32 from 1960)
67
(-2 from 1960)
0.00323
19601329
(+8 from 1959)
69
(+5 from 1959)
0.00332
19591337
(+26 from 1958)
64
(+4 from 1958)
0.00308
19581363
(+44 from 1957)
60
(+4 from 1957)
0.00290
19571407
(+192 from 1956)
56
(+12 from 1956)
0.00267
19561599
(-238 from 1955)
44
(-10 from 1955)
0.00214
19551361
(+49 from 1954)
54
(+3 from 1954)
0.00269
19541410
No change from 1953
51
(+3 from 1953)
0.00256
19531410
(+150 from 1952)
48
(+10 from 1952)
0.00249
19521560
(-164 from 1951)
38
(-7 from 1951)
0.00200
19511396
(-155 from 1950)
45
(-10 from 1950)
0.00244
19501241
(+112 from 1949)
55
(+9 from 1949)
0.00313
19491353
(+120 from 1948)
46
(+7 from 1948)
0.00262
19481473
(-204 from 1947)
39
(-12 from 1947)
0.00224
19471269
(+212 from 1946)
51
(+16 from 1946)
0.00281
19461481
(-79 from 1945)
35
(+2 from 1945)
0.00217
19451402
(-62 from 1944)
33
(-3 from 1944)
0.00245
19441340
(-35 from 1943)
36
(-3 from 1943)
0.00263
19431305
(+401 from 1942)
39
(+15 from 1942)
0.00272
19421706
(-323 from 1941)
24
(-7 from 1941)
0.00173
19411383
(-321 from 1940)
31
(-15 from 1940)
0.00249
19401062
(+28 from 1939)
46
(+3 from 1939)
0.00389
19391090
(+69 from 1938)
43
(+4 from 1938)
0.00379
19381159
(+421 from 1937)
39
(+16 from 1937)
0.00342
19371580
(-518 from 1936)
23
(-20 from 1936)
0.00209
19361062
(-78 from 1935)
43
(-6 from 1935)
0.00399
1935984
(+221 from 1934)
49
(+14 from 1934)
0.00451
19341205
(-197 from 1933)
35
(-12 from 1933)
0.00323
19331008
(+168 from 1932)
47
(+10 from 1932)
0.00449
19321176
(-289 from 1931)
37
(-23 from 1931)
0.00334
1931887
(-87 from 1930)
60
(-18 from 1930)
0.00544
1930800
(+122 from 1929)
78
(+18 from 1929)
0.00669
1929922
(-60 from 1928)
60
(-11 from 1928)
0.00518
1928862
(+73 from 1927)
71
(+7 from 1927)
0.00594
1927935
(+161 from 1926)
64
(+17 from 1926)
0.00518
19261096
(-243 from 1925)
47
(-29 from 1925)
0.00382
1925853
(+67 from 1924)
76
(+8 from 1924)
0.00602
1924920
(+21 from 1923)
68
(+7 from 1923)
0.00525
1923941
(+48 from 1922)
61
(+4 from 1922)
0.00487
1922989
(-61 from 1921)
57
(-7 from 1921)
0.00457
1921928
(+11 from 1920)
64
(+4 from 1920)
0.00500
1920939
(+87 from 1919)
60
(+11 from 1919)
0.00482
19191026
(+76 from 1918)
49
(+5 from 1918)
0.00417
19181102
(-198 from 1917)
44
(-14 from 1917)
0.00366
1917904
(+45 from 1916)
58
(+6 from 1916)
0.00516
1916949
(+51 from 1915)
52
(+8 from 1915)
0.00479
19151000
(-44 from 1914)
44
(+6 from 1914)
0.00430
1914956
(-146 from 1913)
38
(-4 from 1913)
0.00477
1913810
(+80 from 1912)
42
(+10 from 1912)
0.00641
1912890
(-136 from 1911)
32
(-1 from 1911)
0.00545
1911754
(-56 from 1910)
33
(-4 from 1910)
0.00747
1910698
(-60 from 1909)
37
(-1 from 1909)
0.00882
1909638
(+301 from 1908)
38
(+20 from 1908)
0.01032
1908939
(-16 from 1907)
18
(+1 from 1907)
0.00508
1907923
(-78 from 1906)
17
(-2 from 1906)
0.00504
1906845
(+453 from 1905)
19
(+10 from 1905)
0.00606
19051298
(-206 from 1904)
9
(-2 from 1904)
0.00290
19041092
(-16 from 1903)
11
No change from 1903
0.00376
19031076
(-52 from 1902)
11
(-1 from 1902)
0.00395
19021024
(-143 from 1901)
12
(-2 from 1901)
0.00428
1901881
(+36 from 1900)
14
(-3 from 1900)
0.00551
1900917
(+117 from 1899)
17
(+7 from 1899)
0.00535
18991034
(-315 from 1898)
10
(-11 from 1898)
0.00404
1898719
(+836 from 1897)
21
(+16 from 1897)
0.00766
18971555
(-556 from 1896)
5
(-6 from 1896)
0.00201
1896999
(-67 from 1895)
11
(-1 from 1895)
0.00437
1895932
(+305 from 1894)
12
(+5 from 1894)
0.00486
18941237
(-282 from 1893)
7
(-3 from 1893)
0.00297
1893955
(-193 from 1892)
10
(-5 from 1892)
0.00444
1892762
(-35 from 1891)
15
(+1 from 1891)
0.00667
1891727
(+279 from 1890)
14
(+6 from 1890)
0.00712
18901006
(-249 from 1889)
8
(-4 from 1889)
0.00397
1889757
(-4 from 1888)
12
No change from 1888
0.00634
1888753
(+394 from 1887)
12
(+7 from 1887)
0.00633
18871147
(-416 from 1886)
5
(-5 from 1886)
0.00322
1886731
(+9 from 1881)
10
(+4 from 1881)
0.00650
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1881740
First SSA data recorded
6
First SSA data recorded
0.00607
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Sofia

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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Florida (FL)

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New York (NY)

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Illinois (IL)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#182021#192022#122023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#222021#152022#112023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#542021#402022#502023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#222021#262022#232023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#352021#182022#142023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#372021#222022#162023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#512021#512022#532023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#872021#662022#502023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#222021#262022#112023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#142021#242022#112023

Connecticut (CT)

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Indiana (IN)

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Oregon (OR)

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Nevada (NV)

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Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#592021#762022#462023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#732021#602022#362023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#572021#742022#502023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1022021#782022#582023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#212021#292022#62023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#812021#522022#402023

Oklahoma (OK)

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Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#272021#362022#242023

South Carolina (SC)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Alabama (AL)

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Iowa (IA)

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Kentucky (KY)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Idaho (ID)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Delaware (DE)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Mississippi (MS)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Maine (ME)

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Alaska (AK)

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South Dakota (SD)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Montana (MT)

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Vermont (VT)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Sofia in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Italy

Italy flagItaly#12020#12021#12022

Popularity in Galicia, Spain

Galicia, Spain flagGalicia, Spain#12020#12021#22022

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#12022#12023#12024

Popularity in Slovakia

Slovakia flagSlovakia#32021#12022#12023

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#12020#12021

Popularity in Estonia

Estonia flagEstonia#12011-2015#12016-2020#12021-2023

Popularity in Ukraine (Lviv)

Ukraine (Lviv) flagUkraine (Lviv)#12020#12021#22022

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#22020#32021#22022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#52020#72021#32022

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#42013#42014#42015

Popularity in Finland

Finland flagFinland#42021#92022#52023

Popularity in Romania

Romania flagRomania#42021#42022#52023

Popularity in Bulgaria

Bulgaria flagBulgaria#42020#52021#42022

Popularity in Philippines

Philippines flagPhilippines#62020#52021#72022

Popularity in Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia, Spain flagCatalonia, Spain#72020#62021#72022

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#72020#82021#112022

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#122021#102022#9First half of 2023

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#182018#132019#102020

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#162021#142022#242023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#142021#182022#252023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#142021#162022#212023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Uruguay

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in Croatia

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Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#292021#212022#212023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#262019#232020#232021

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#302021#382022#292023

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#442020#412021#362022

Popularity in France

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#552021#562022#482023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#482021#592022#512023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#592021#492022#612023

Popularity in Latvia

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Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#932021#752022#692023

Popularity in Azerbaijan

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Popularity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina flagBosnia and Herzegovina#952022

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1012019#992020#1042021

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3262021#2972022#3912023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Sofia a Name for Boys or Girls?

Sofia is traditionally a name for girls, reflecting its feminine origins and historical usage. While names can be versatile, Sofia has predominantly been associated with female individuals due to its etymology and cultural associations.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Sofia

Sofia in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places