What does Sophia mean?
The meaning of Sophia is "wisdom".
Sophia is generally used as a girl's name.
It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced So-phi-a.
The Given Name Sophia
The name has gained in popularity many times.
During the Middle Ages it was popular amongst European royalty.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, it gained in popularity in England due to the influence of the German royal dynasty, the House of Hanover, who inherited the British throne, and was used by author Henry Fielding in the novel Tom Jones (1749).
It again gained popularity in the 1940s and 50s due to the popularity of actress Sophia Loren.
In more recent years, the name has again seen an upswing in popularity.
It's French variation Sophie has also been quite popular.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Sophia Bush, Sophia Croft, and Sophia Loren.
View the Sophia Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Sophia has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Sophia to other names.
Sophia Related Names
Variants of the name Sophia include Sofia.
- Sophia Bush ~ Actress
- Sophia Croft ~ Persuasion character
- Sophia Loren ~ Actress
- Sophia Myles ~ Actress
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Sophia Name Fun
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