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Sofia

Last Name
981
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sofia mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sofia

User Submitted Origins

Greek
38%
Spanish
26%
English
15%
Arabic
12%
Italian
7%
Slovak (Slovakia)
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Sweden, the name Sofia is of Greek origin and means "Wisdom, godess of wisdom, wise".
  2. A user from Hawaii, U.S. says the name Sofia is of Latvian origin and means "First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1508. Ultimately from Ancient Greek ?(sophia, 'wisdom')".
  3. A user from France says the name Sofia is of Arabic origin and means "Wisdom in Greek, pure in Arabic".
  4. A submission from Brazil says the name Sofia means "The name 'Sophia' has Greek origin, which is a suffix Greek and it means 'wisdom'" and is of Portuguese origin.
  5. According to 21 people from all over the world, the name Sofia is of Greek origin and means "Wisdom".
  6. A user from California, U.S. says the name Sofia is of Greek origin and means "The name Sofia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning 'wisdom'".
  7. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Sofia means "Wise and Beautiful".
  8. 4 people from Texas, U.S. agree the name Sofia is of American / Italian origin and means "Wise".
  9. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Sofia means "Wise and clever".
  10. A submission from China says the name Sofia means "Wise and Graceful".
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  1. Capital and largest city of Bulgaria located in western Bulgaria
Wiktionary

Bulgarian Со́фия (Sófija, “Sophie, Sophia”), named after the Church of St. Sofia.

  1. The capital city of Bulgaria.

A less common spelling, borrowed from continental Europe, of the given name Sophia.

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek
  2. A river, and surrounding region of Madagascar

    Sofia was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Sofia

    Notable Persons Named Sofia

    Sofia Boutella

    Sofia Boutella is a dance, model (people), actor, dancer, model, and actress. She was most active from 1998 to present. Sofia was born on April 3rd, 1982 in Bab El Oued. Sofia is also known as Boutella, Sophia; Boutella, and Sofía (Spanish).

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    Sofía Vergara

    Sofía Vergara is an actress, comedian, model, television host, and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Sofía was born on July 10th, 1972 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

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    Sofia Coppola

    She was most prominent from 1972 to present. Sofia was given the name Sofia Carmina Coppola by her parents Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola on May 14th, 1971. Sofia is also known as Domino Coppola.

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    Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1950. Sophia was given the name Sofia Villani Scicolone on September 20th, 1934 in Rome. Sophia is also known as Sofia Lazzaro and Sofia Scicolone.

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    Sofia Carson

    Sofia Carson is a singer and actress. She has been prominent since 2014. Sofia was given the name Sofía Daccarett Char on April 10th, 1993 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

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    Sofia Black D'Elia

    Sofia Black D'Elia is an actor and actress. They were most prominent from 2009 to present. Sofia was born on December 24th, 1991 in Clifton, New Jersey.

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    • Sofía
      Royalty
    • Sofia Helin
      Actress
    • Sofia Vassilieva
      Actress
    • Sofia Hayat
      Indian and British Actress
    • Sofia Milos
      Actress
    • Sofia Kovalevskaya
      Scientist
    • Sofia Rotaru
      Singer-songwriter
    • Sofia Polgar
      Chess Player
    • Sofia Jannok
      Singing
    • Sofia Kenin
    • Sofia Essaïdi
      Musician
    • Sofia Nizharadze
      Singing
    • Sofia Jakobsson
      Soccer Player
    • Sofia Mattsson

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sofia

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sofia

    Sofía

    Sofía is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 2014. Sofía was born as the child of Paul of Greece and Frederica of Hanover on November 2nd, 1938 in Psychiko.

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    Princess Sofia

    She holds the title Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland, Princess ofSweden, and Duchess ofVärmland. Princess was born on December 6th, 1984 in Danderyds sjukhus.

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    Yara Sofia

    Yara Sofia is a drag queen, make-up artist, reality television personality, reality television, and reality televisionpersonality. Yara was given the name Gabriel Burgos Ortiz on May 8th, 1984 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    Raja Yong Sofia

    She holds the title Yang Amat Mulia. Raja was born as the child of Azlan Shah of Perak on June 24th, 1961 in Penang.

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    Sharifah Sofia

    Sharifah Sofia is an actress. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Sharifah was given the name Sharifah Sofia binti Syed Hussein on July 28th, 1985 in Liverpool.

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    Raquel Sofía

    Raquel Sofía is a latin pop musician. She has been prominent since 2012.

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    Common last names for Sofia

    • Martinez
    • Garcia
    • Rodriguez
    • Hernandez
    • Lopez
    • Rivera
    • Gonzalez
    • Perez
    • Sanchez
    • Torres
    • Ortiz
    • Alvarez
    • Flores
    • Ramirez
    • Reyes
    • Gomez

    Common first names for Sofia

    • Anthony
    • Joseph
    • Rose
    • Michael
    • Frank
    • Anna
    • James

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sofia U.S.
      White 84.61% 64.26%
      African American 1.12% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 11.42% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sofia

    People with the last name Sofia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Sofia

  1. What name lists does Sofia rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Sofia? Sofia is the 509th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Sofia was the 17th most popular name. As a last name Sofia was the 25,255th most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Sofia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 141,455 babies born with the first name Sofia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sofia to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Sofia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  5. When was Sofia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sofia is Friday, July 1st, 1870.
  6. What year had the most people named Sofia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sofia was in 2015 with a total of 9,694 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sofia!
  7. Random Sofia Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sofia ranks 38th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 198 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 2004.
  8. Weird things about the name Sofia: The name spelled backwards is Aifos. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aisfo. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Sofia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 981 people with the last name Sofia.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sofia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sofia as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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