Sophie Name Meaning

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Fact: Sophie is a name used in several royal families across Europe, including the British Royal Family. Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is married to Prince Edward.

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A Deep Dive

Sophie Overview

Meaning

Wisdom

Gender

Girl

Origin

Greek, French

Etymology

Derived from the Greek name “Sophia

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈsoʊfi/

Popularity

It became popular in many French-speaking countries and later spread widely.

Ranked 63rd most popular name in USA in 2022.

Syllable

1 syllable

Length

6 letters

Numerology

9 (Humanitarian, Selfless, Creative)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Compassion, generosity, creativity

Name Day

May 25th, September 17th
A Deep Dive

Sophie Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Sophia, Sofie, Sofía, Sofia, Zofia, Szofi

Common Nicknames

Soph, Fifi, Soso

Diminutives

Sophy, Sofi

Famous People

  • Sophie Turner
    (Actress)
  • Sophie Marceau
    (Actress)
  • Sophie Scholl
    (Revolutionary)
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor
    (Singer)
  • Sophie Germain
    (Mathematician)
  • Sophie Okonedo
    (Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Sophie's Choice"
    (Film)
  • Sophie Devereaux
    ("Leverage," TV Series)
  • "Sophie's World"
    (Novel)
  • Sophie Neveu
    ("The Da Vinci Code," Novel and Film)
  • Sophie Sheridan
    ("Mamma Mia!," Musical and Film)
  • Sophie Martinez
    ("Cory in the House," TV Series)

Places

  • Sophie Lake
    (Montana, USA)
  • Mount Sophie
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Sophie's Pond
    (Nova Scotia, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Sophie?

The name Sophie, which translates to “wisdom,” embodies a character rich with insight, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. This meaning not only highlights an ability to think deeply but also suggests a personality that approaches situations with compassion and creativity, reflecting a well-rounded and imaginative individual.

What Is the Origin of The Name Sophie?

The name Sophie has its roots in Greek and French cultures. Originally derived from the Greek name “Sophia,” meaning “wisdom,” it became popular in many French-speaking countries and later spread widely.

Sophie Name Popularity

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

United States flagUnited States#762021#632022#602023
Top 3 Rankings#512011#522012#592010

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Sophie

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202360
(+3 from 2022)
3578
(+59 from 2022)
0.20455
202263
(+13 from 2021)
3519
(+192 from 2021)
0.19626
202176
(-1 from 2020)
3327
(+14 from 2020)
0.18570
202075
(+10 from 2019)
3313
(+131 from 2019)
0.18742
201985
(+13 from 2018)
3182
(+234 from 2018)
0.17342
201898
(+8 from 2017)
2948
(+112 from 2017)
0.15852
2017106
(+3 from 2016)
2836
(-39 from 2016)
0.15012
2016109
(-5 from 2015)
2875
(-75 from 2015)
0.14851
2015104
(-13 from 2014)
2950
(-444 from 2014)
0.15121
201491
(-16 from 2013)
3394
(-358 from 2013)
0.17349
201375
(-23 from 2012)
3752
(-829 from 2012)
0.19464
201252
(-1 from 2011)
4581
(-151 from 2011)
0.23620
201151
(+8 from 2010)
4732
(+316 from 2010)
0.24421
201059
(+6 from 2009)
4416
(+149 from 2009)
0.22523
200965
(+10 from 2008)
4267
(+202 from 2008)
0.21071
200875
(+7 from 2007)
4065
(+77 from 2007)
0.19516
200782
(+41 from 2006)
3988
(+1204 from 2006)
0.18842
2006123
(+13 from 2005)
2784
(+344 from 2005)
0.13317
2005136
(-1 from 2004)
2440
(+52 from 2004)
0.12022
2004135
(+16 from 2003)
2388
(+157 from 2003)
0.11835
2003151
(-2 from 2002)
2231
(-14 from 2002)
0.11119
2002149
(+2 from 2001)
2245
(+72 from 2001)
0.11367
2001151
(+9 from 2000)
2173
(+72 from 2000)
0.10970
2000160
(+24 from 1999)
2101
(+416 from 1999)
0.10527
1999184
(+71 from 1998)
1685
(+469 from 1998)
0.08655
1998255
(+12 from 1997)
1216
(+135 from 1997)
0.06273
1997267
(+63 from 1996)
1081
(+227 from 1996)
0.05662
1996330
(+49 from 1995)
854
(+157 from 1995)
0.04454
1995379
(+35 from 1994)
697
(+96 from 1994)
0.03627
1994414
(+40 from 1993)
601
(+49 from 1993)
0.03083
1993454
(+28 from 1992)
552
(+40 from 1992)
0.02800
1992482
(+73 from 1991)
512
(+91 from 1991)
0.02554
1991555
(+50 from 1990)
421
(+48 from 1990)
0.02070
1990605
(+25 from 1989)
373
(+39 from 1989)
0.01816
1989630
(+117 from 1988)
334
(+83 from 1988)
0.01677
1988747
(+6 from 1987)
251
(+13 from 1987)
0.01305
1987753
(+38 from 1986)
238
(+26 from 1986)
0.01270
1986791
(+8 from 1985)
212
(+5 from 1985)
0.01149
1985799
(+131 from 1984)
207
(+49 from 1984)
0.01121
1984930
(+107 from 1983)
158
(+23 from 1983)
0.00876
19831037
(+308 from 1982)
135
(+43 from 1982)
0.00754
19821345
(+235 from 1981)
92
(+18 from 1981)
0.00507
19811580
(-52 from 1980)
74
(-3 from 1980)
0.00414
19801528
(+41 from 1979)
77
(+4 from 1979)
0.00432
19791569
(-58 from 1978)
73
(-1 from 1978)
0.00424
19781511
(-153 from 1977)
74
(-9 from 1977)
0.00450
19771358
(+280 from 1976)
83
(+23 from 1976)
0.00505
19761638
(-223 from 1975)
60
(-14 from 1975)
0.00382
19751415
(-53 from 1974)
74
(-2 from 1974)
0.00474
19741362
(+117 from 1973)
76
(+12 from 1973)
0.00485
19731479
(-115 from 1972)
64
(-9 from 1972)
0.00412
19721364
(+152 from 1971)
73
(+7 from 1971)
0.00453
19711516
(-224 from 1970)
66
(-17 from 1970)
0.00377
19701292
(-66 from 1969)
83
No change from 1969
0.00453
19691226
(-93 from 1968)
83
(-6 from 1968)
0.00471
19681133
(-87 from 1967)
89
(-8 from 1967)
0.00521
19671046
(+50 from 1966)
97
(+5 from 1966)
0.00565
19661096
(-55 from 1965)
92
(-9 from 1965)
0.00524
19651041
(+131 from 1964)
101
(+13 from 1964)
0.00553
19641172
(-137 from 1963)
88
(-19 from 1963)
0.00450
19631035
(+86 from 1962)
107
(+13 from 1962)
0.00538
19621121
(+80 from 1961)
94
(+10 from 1961)
0.00464
19611201
(-84 from 1960)
84
(-10 from 1960)
0.00404
19601117
(+17 from 1959)
94
(+6 from 1959)
0.00452
19591134
(-97 from 1958)
88
(-14 from 1958)
0.00423
19581037
(+108 from 1957)
102
(+17 from 1957)
0.00494
19571145
(-118 from 1956)
85
(-14 from 1956)
0.00405
19561027
(-66 from 1955)
99
(-7 from 1955)
0.00481
1955961
(-22 from 1954)
106
(+1 from 1954)
0.00529
1954939
(-12 from 1953)
105
(+1 from 1953)
0.00527
1953927
(-73 from 1952)
104
(-12 from 1952)
0.00539
1952854
(-67 from 1951)
116
(-12 from 1951)
0.00610
1951787
(+22 from 1950)
128
(+12 from 1950)
0.00693
1950809
(-61 from 1949)
116
(-15 from 1949)
0.00660
1949748
(+62 from 1948)
131
(+17 from 1948)
0.00746
1948810
(-19 from 1947)
114
(-6 from 1947)
0.00654
1947791
(-6 from 1946)
120
(+10 from 1946)
0.00660
1946785
(-36 from 1945)
110
(+10 from 1945)
0.00682
1945749
(+4 from 1944)
100
(-3 from 1944)
0.00743
1944753
(-54 from 1943)
103
(-16 from 1943)
0.00754
1943699
(-77 from 1942)
119
(-26 from 1942)
0.00829
1942622
(-92 from 1941)
145
(-29 from 1941)
0.01043
1941530
(-3 from 1940)
174
(+4 from 1940)
0.01396
1940527
(+19 from 1939)
170
(+20 from 1939)
0.01439
1939546
(-47 from 1938)
150
(-28 from 1938)
0.01323
1938499
(-40 from 1937)
178
(-26 from 1937)
0.01559
1937459
(-5 from 1936)
204
(+6 from 1936)
0.01851
1936454
(-46 from 1935)
198
(-53 from 1935)
0.01837
1935408
(-5 from 1934)
251
(-11 from 1934)
0.02310
1934403
(-37 from 1933)
262
(-38 from 1933)
0.02421
1933366
(-40 from 1932)
300
(-78 from 1932)
0.02868
1932326
(-17 from 1931)
378
(-47 from 1931)
0.03417
1931309
(-22 from 1930)
425
(-99 from 1930)
0.03851
1930287
(-37 from 1929)
524
(-108 from 1929)
0.04492
1929250
(-15 from 1928)
632
(-76 from 1928)
0.05460
1928235
(-20 from 1927)
708
(-175 from 1927)
0.05922
1927215
(-12 from 1926)
883
(-70 from 1926)
0.07141
1926203
(-13 from 1925)
953
(-149 from 1925)
0.07747
1925190
(-20 from 1924)
1102
(-270 from 1924)
0.08725
1924170
(-11 from 1923)
1372
(-118 from 1923)
0.10589
1923159
(-6 from 1922)
1490
(-92 from 1922)
0.11897
1922153
(-17 from 1921)
1582
(-283 from 1921)
0.12681
1921136
(-7 from 1920)
1865
(-100 from 1920)
0.14574
1920129
(-20 from 1919)
1965
(-235 from 1919)
0.15795
1919109
(-1 from 1918)
2200
(-100 from 1918)
0.18729
1918108
(-8 from 1917)
2300
(-82 from 1917)
0.19129
1917100
(+1 from 1916)
2382
(+184 from 1916)
0.21198
1916101
(-4 from 1915)
2198
(+86 from 1915)
0.20245
191597
(+3 from 1914)
2112
(+528 from 1914)
0.20628
1914100
(+13 from 1913)
1584
(+462 from 1913)
0.19884
1913113
(+4 from 1912)
1122
(+133 from 1912)
0.17132
1912117
(+8 from 1911)
989
(+318 from 1911)
0.16857
1911125
(+7 from 1910)
671
(+50 from 1910)
0.15187
1910132
(+12 from 1909)
621
(+125 from 1909)
0.14802
1909144
(-11 from 1908)
496
(-27 from 1908)
0.13475
1908133
(+13 from 1907)
523
(+72 from 1907)
0.14752
1907146
(+9 from 1906)
451
(+67 from 1906)
0.13366
1906155
(-2 from 1905)
384
(+10 from 1905)
0.12251
1905153
(-4 from 1904)
374
(+15 from 1904)
0.12070
1904149
(+9 from 1903)
359
(+48 from 1903)
0.12276
1903158
(+12 from 1902)
311
(+32 from 1902)
0.11179
1902170
(-19 from 1901)
279
(-45 from 1901)
0.09953
1901151
(+11 from 1900)
324
(-14 from 1900)
0.12744
1900162
(-1 from 1899)
338
(+60 from 1899)
0.10638
1899161
(+20 from 1898)
278
(+19 from 1898)
0.11233
1898181
(-31 from 1897)
259
(-49 from 1897)
0.09448
1897150
(+20 from 1896)
308
(+50 from 1896)
0.12406
1896170
(+3 from 1895)
258
(+18 from 1895)
0.10238
1895173
No change from 1894
240
(+6 from 1894)
0.09712
1894173
(-10 from 1893)
234
(-1 from 1893)
0.09916
1893163
(+14 from 1892)
235
(+32 from 1892)
0.10434
1892177
(-11 from 1891)
203
No change from 1891
0.09026
1891166
(+2 from 1890)
203
(-3 from 1890)
0.10327
1890168
(+2 from 1889)
206
(+34 from 1889)
0.10215
1889170
(-2 from 1888)
172
(+1 from 1888)
0.09090
1888168
(-4 from 1887)
171
(+22 from 1887)
0.09026
1887164
(-12 from 1886)
149
(-7 from 1886)
0.09587
1886152
(+13 from 1885)
156
(+31 from 1885)
0.10147
1885165
(-3 from 1884)
125
(+5 from 1884)
0.08806
1884162
(+1 from 1883)
120
(+17 from 1883)
0.08722
1883163
(-8 from 1882)
103
(-7 from 1882)
0.08579
1882155
(+16 from 1881)
110
(+32 from 1881)
0.09508
1881171
(-15 from 1880)
78
(-5 from 1880)
0.07890
1880156
First SSA data recorded
83
First SSA data recorded
0.08504

American States Popularity Rankings for Sophie

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

New York (NY)

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California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#682021#692022#772023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#772021#582022#622023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#932021#1112022#1082023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#862021#532022#572023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#402021#422022#382023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#752021#632022#582023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#872021#662022#662023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#852021#1242022#682023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#882021#692022#682023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#512021#642022#552023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#602021#652022#682023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1142021#722022#522023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#462021#772022#492023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#682021#572022#542023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#882021#902022#1012023

Washington (WA)

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Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#192021#222022#112023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#922021#772022#932023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1072021#662022#772023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#782021#692022#622023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1052021#412022#532023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1052021#1022022#682023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1122021#902022#1002023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1062021#1302022#692023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#892021#772022#852023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#782021#992022#1312023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1112021#942022#932023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1322021#1352022#1512023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#852021#812022#522023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1082021#942022#692023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#842021#1192022#622023

Arkansas (AR)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1062021#662022#672023

District of Columbia (DC)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#892021#872022#772023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#972021#1982022#1192023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1282021#692022#852023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#692021#542022#412023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#3142020#1102022#1162023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#662021#212022#742023

South Dakota (SD)

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Vermont (VT)

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Alaska (AK)

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Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1292021#1412022#372023

Montana (MT)

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Delaware (DE)

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Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#452017#802021#772023

Popularity Rankings for Sophie in other Countries and American Territories

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

Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#122021#102022#142023

Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#232021#192022#262023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#262021#252022#252023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#272020#322021#362022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#502020#472021#372022

Popularity in Italy

Italy flagItaly#502022

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1312019#1222020#1362021

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#1352021#1352022#1372023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1652019#1762021#1932022

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1962018#1802019#1852020

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#1982021#1902022#1962023

Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Iceland

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

Is Sophie a Name for Boys or Girls?

Sophie is typically used as a name for girls. It has a soft and feminine sound, which has made it a popular choice for daughters in various cultures around the world.

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

Sophie in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Sophie Turner (Actress, born 1996): Best known for her role as Sansa Stark in the HBO series "Game of Thrones," Sophie Turner has also appeared in major films like "X-Men: Dark Phoenix."
  • Sophie Marceau (Actress, born 1966): A prominent French actress and director, celebrated for her roles in films like "Braveheart" and "La Boum."
  • Sophie Scholl (Revolutionary, 1921–1943): A German anti-Nazi activist famous for her role in the White Rose resistance group during World War II. She was executed for her involvement in non-violent resistance against the Nazi regime.
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor (Singer, born 1979): A British singer, songwriter, and model known for her distinct voice and hits such as "Murder on the Dance Floor."
  • Sophie Germain (Mathematician, 1776–1831): A pioneering French mathematician who made significant contributions to the fields of number theory and elasticity despite facing gender-based barriers in her career.
  • Sophie Okonedo (Actress, born 1968): An English actress who has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award nomination, for her powerful performances in both film and theatre.
  • "Sophie's Choice" (1982 Film): A poignant drama starring Meryl Streep as Sophie, a Polish immigrant who faces an impossible decision during World War II. The film is renowned for its powerful narrative and Streep's compelling performance.
  • Sophie Devereaux ("Leverage," 2008-2012 TV Series): Played by Gina Bellman, Sophie Devereaux is a sophisticated grifter and a key member of a team that uses their skills to right corporate and governmental injustices.
  • "Sophie's World" (1991 Novel): A bestselling novel by Jostein Gaarder that takes the reader on a philosophical journey through the eyes of Sophie Amundsen, exploring major philosophical concepts and history.
  • Sophie Neveu ("The Da Vinci Code," 2003 Novel and 2006 Film): A cryptologist who helps to unravel a deep and complex mystery surrounding historical secrets. Played by Audrey Tautou in the film adaptation.
  • Sophie Sheridan ( "Mamma Mia!," 1999 Musical and 2008 Film): Features Sophie Sheridan, a young woman seeking to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding, set to the music of ABBA.
  • Sophie Martinez ("Cory in the House," 2007-2008 TV Series): Played by Madison Pettis, Sophie is the mischievous but charming daughter of the President in this Disney Channel series.
  • Sophie Lake (Montana, USA): A picturesque lake in Lincoln County, Montana, known for its serene environment and opportunities for fishing and camping.
  • Mount Sophie (British Columbia, Canada): A prominent mountain near Atlin in British Columbia, offering spectacular views and challenging hikes for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Sophie's Pond (Nova Scotia, Canada): A tranquil pond located in Nova Scotia, popular with locals for bird watching and enjoying the peaceful natural surroundings.

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