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Sophia name meaning

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in 2010
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What does the name Sophia mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sophia

User Submitted Origins

Greek
61%
English
30%
American
3%
Native American
2%
Korean
2%
Spanish
2%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from Maryland, U.S. agree the name Sophia is of American / Greek origin and means "Wisdom clever smart".
  2. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Sophia means "Wise/wisdom" and is of Greek origin.
  3. A user from California, U.S. says the name Sophia means "Wisdom; beauty".
  4. According to 51 people from all over the world, the name Sophia is of Greek origin and means "Wisdom".
  5. A user from Jamaica says the name Sophia is of Greek origin and means "The name Sophia means wisdom".
  6. A submission from South Africa says the name Sophia means "Godly Wisdom" and is of Greek origin.
  7. A submission from Louisiana, U.S. says the name Sophia means "A person of wisdom".
  8. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Sophia means "What my name means is Greek origins meaning wisdom, and is a variant of Sophie and alternatively spelled Sofia. It is also has a rich history as a Saint name" and is of Fiction origin.
  9. According to a user from Tennessee, U.S., the name Sophia is of Greek origin and means "It can mean wisdom".
  10. A user from New Zealand says the name Sophia is of Greek origin and means "Woman of wisdom".
  11. 2 people from Australia and the United States agree the name Sophia is of Greek / Jewish origin and means "Wise".
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From Ancient Greek σοφία (sophía, “wisdom”).

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek, borne by an early Christian saint, and by European royalty.
  2. (Gnosticism) An aeon (a form of divine being) in the Gnostic tradition.
  3. A town in West Virginia, United States; named for early resident Sophia McGinnis.

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  1. Archaic spelling of Sophy. (title of a Safavid dynasty shah):

    Sophia was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Danish, German, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Sophia

    Notable Persons Named Sophia

    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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    Sophia Bush

    Sophia Bush is an actress, director, activist, spokesperson, actor, television director, and activism. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Sophia was given the name Sophia Anna Bush on July 8th, 1982 in Pasadena, California, U.S.

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    Sophia Amoruso

    Sophia was born on April 20th, 1984 in San Diego.

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    Sophia Myles

    Sophia Myles is an actress. She has been prominent since 1996. Sophia was born on March 18th, 1980 in London.

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    Sophie Scholl

    Sophie Scholl was a student and resistance member. Sophie was given the name Sophia Magdalena Scholl by her parent Robert Scholl on May 9th, 1921 in Forchtenberg. She passed away on February 22nd, 1943.

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    Sophia Charlotte

    Sophia Charlotte was royalty. She has had major accomplishments since 1761. Sophia was born as the child of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg and Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen on May 19th, 1744 in Unteres Schloß, Mirow,. She breathed her last breath on November 17th, 1818.

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    • Sophia of the Palatinate
      Royalty
    • Sylvia Sidney
      Actress
    • Sophia Dorothea Ulrike Alice
      Royalty
    • Sophia Dorothea of Celle
      Royalty
    • Sophie Choudry
      Actress
    • Sophia Calle
      Artist
    • Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
      Royalty
    • Sophia Andreyevna Tolstaya
      Diarist
    • Sophia Duleep Singh
      Prominent Suffragette in the United Kingdom
    • Sophia Charlotte of Hanover
      Royalty
    • Sophia Magdalena of Denmark
      Royalty
    • Sophia Alekseyevna
      Royalty
    • Sophia of Nassau
      Royalty
    • Sophia Rossi

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sophia

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sophia

    Princess Augusta Sophia

    Princess Augusta Sophia was royalty. Princess was born as the child of George III of the United Kingdom and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on November 8th, 1768 in Buckingham Palace. She passed away on September 22nd, 1840.

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    Princess Sophia

    Princess Sophia was royalty. Princess was born as the child of George III of the United Kingdom and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on November 3rd, 1777 in Buckingham Palace. She breathed her last breath on May 27th, 1848.

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    Sophia

    She holds the title Empress of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire and Empressof theRoman (Byzantine) Empire.

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    Princess Maria Sophia

    She holds the title Duchess Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg. Princess was born as the child of Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn, Taxis, and Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on March 4th, 1800 in Regensburg. She died on December 20th, 1870.

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    Dorothea Sophia

    Her most notable accomplishments were from 1618 to 1645. Dorothea was born as the child of Friedrich Wilhelm I and Duke of Saxe-Weimar on December 19th, 1587 in Weimar. Dorothea is also known as Dorothea Sophia of Saxe-Altenburg. She left this life on February 10th, 1645.

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    Princess Bernardina Christina Sophia

    She holds the title Princess consort of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Princess was born as the child of Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Eleonore Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Köthen on May 5th, 1724 in Weimar. Princess is also known as Bernhardine Christiane Sophie von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (German). She died on June 5th, 1757.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sophia U.S.
      White 78.89% 64.26%
      African American 3.89% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.33% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 13.89% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sophia

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Sophia

  1. What name lists does Sophia rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Sophia? Sophia is the 190th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Sophia was the 4th most popular name. As a last name Sophia was the 100,302nd most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Sophia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 364,424 babies born with the first name Sophia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sophia to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Sophia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 138 new born babies.
  5. When was Sophia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sophia is Monday, October 15th, 1866.
  6. What year had the most people named Sophia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sophia was in 2012 with a total of 22,320 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sophia!
  7. Random Sophia Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sophia ranks 1st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 555 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 2011.
  8. Weird things about the name Sophia: The name spelled backwards is Aihpos. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Posiha. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Sophia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 180 people with the last name Sophia.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sophia? Sophia is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  11. Sophia name meaning

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