Sophia Name Meaning & Origin

Sophia

Pronunciation: soh-FEE-ə (key)

Origin of the name Sophia:

A borrowing from the Greek, Sophia is directly derived from sophia (wisdom, skill). The name has been in common use in England since the 17th century, when it was bestowed upon the infant daughter of James I.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Sofia, Sonya, Sophie

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Nicknames for Sophia

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I suggest you don't nickname 'Sophia' as 'Sophie' because that's extremely irritating to someone called 'Sophia' as 'Sophie' is a completely different name, it's like calling someone called 'Alison' something like 'Jared' for short.

I call my cousin “Soph” or “Sof” for short :)))

Meanings and history of the name Sophia

Meanings of the name "Sophia".

Greek:
Wisdom; wise.

American:
Wisdom; wise.

Hagia Sophia

Famous real-life people named Sophia

Sophia Palaiologina, wife to Ivan III
Sophia Bush, American actress
Sophia Loren, Italian actress
Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, American painter
Sophia Laurent Abraham, daughter of Teen Mom's Farrah Abraham
Sophia Forero, American jewelry designer
Sophia Hayden Bennett, American architect
Sophia Yan, American classical pianist
Sophia Smith, founder of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
Sophia Gennusa, American actress (in Matilda the Musical)
Sophia Grace Brownlee, Singer and actress
Sophia Bella Sills, Famous singer
Sophia Lucia, Dancer and world record holder for most pirouettes
Sophia Smith, Girlfriend of Liam Payne, Model
Sonya Dinsley, Ukrainian fish monger

Sophia in song, story & screen

Sophia Peletier - The Walking Dead (TV show -season 1 and 2-, comics,and The Walking Dead: Assault)
Sophia - The Cruxshadows
Sophia - Nerina Pallot
Sophia - Good Shoes
Sweet Sophia - Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers
Jewels for Sophia - Robyn Hitchcock
Sophia - The Rasmus
All For You, Sophia - Franz Ferdinand
Sophie's Choice -1982 American drama film that tells the story of a Polish immigrant, Sophie (Meryl Streep)
Sophia, assertive character in novel and film "The Color Purple", played in the movie by Oprah Winfrey
Sophia Petrillo, character on "The Golden Girls" played by Estelle Getty
Sophia Grace (Royal adventure)
Sophia Burset, character on the TV series "Orange is the New Black"
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