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Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria.
-- Anonymous User  7/29/2005
I don't like this spelling very much. Sophia is much prettier.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2005
Fia is a common pet name in Sweden.
-- Elphi  12/17/2005
Sofia Coppola is a famous actress and writer/director.
-- Anonymous User  12/18/2005
I know a Swedish girl named Sofia, and she is so pleasent and peaceful. This is such a pretty name.
-- Riley115  12/29/2005
This is one of the prettiest names EVER! It's very simple and charming. I've heard somewhere that Sofia means wisdom. I think it's prettier when you spell it "Sofia", and not "Sophia". I think "Sophia" is too Americanized, when the name is Greek.
-- bombayblizzard18  3/15/2006
My name is Sofia (everyone calls me Sofie), and I have always been fond of my name growing up. It was unique and attractive. A very memoriable name that earned me the nickname of "Soap" (love it!). I also love the French pronunciation! On the other hand, the problems I have are:

1. The fact that everyone assumes it's spelt with a 'ph' in place of an 'f'

and

2) How common it is among pre-teens nowadays and how a variation of "Sofia", "Sophia", is the third most popular female name for 2005! Yuck! Will it be the next "Jessica"?
-- deipnosophist  3/31/2006
I agree with the above comment--all of the classic names are becoming over-used, and it's a little sad. I didn't use to like this name very much, but now I like it a lot. Famous bearer: Sofia Coppola.
-- websurfer  5/8/2006
It's the Spain queen's name. Sofía of Greece.
-- Keira_111  5/11/2006
This spelling, Sofia, looks too much like sofa.
-- Anonymous User  5/29/2006
The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, but it's pronounced SO-fee-ah instead of so-FEE-ah.
-- JuliaF  6/18/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Sofia here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
Sofia appeared on the top 1000 list from the 1880's until the 1920's. It came back on the list in the 1970's. Its most popular year was 2005 where it ranked 52.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
My name is Ana Sofia, but everybody calls me Sofia. I believe that's a strong name with a great meaning "wisdom"!
-- Anonymous User  11/22/2006
In Portugal, Sofia is pronounced like in Spain: so-FEE-ah, not zo-FEE-ah. The writing remains the same.
-- Anonymous User  11/23/2006
This is my name and I love it. Everyone calls me Sofie. I have never met anyone else with this name and have been complimented a lot on it.
-- MissMarmelstein  12/30/2006
I prefer Sophia rather than this spelling for some reason.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2007
My sister is a Sofia and I think it's a pretty name. Spelling it with a "Ph" ruins the beauty in my opinion. My nickname for her is "Fia".
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2007
The German pronunciation of "Sofia" is the same here in
Brazil. It is a beautiful name.
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- dianab  3/20/2007
Michail Baryshnikov & Lisa Rinehart have a daughter Sofia Baryshnikova.
-- Karcoolka  4/23/2007
Sofia is also Czech and Slovak form.
-- Karcoolka  7/3/2007
Sofia was a character in the book The Color Purple.
-- Anonymous User  7/21/2007
Czech actors Jitka Schneiderová & David Švehlík have a daughter Sofia Švehlíková (born 2005).
-- Maggie_Simpson  10/2/2007
Czech guitarist Michal Pavlíček has a granddaughter Sofia, born in 2006.
-- Maggie_Simpson  10/10/2007
I was going to be named this. I kind of like this name (at least it's better than my original name) but it sort of reminds me of a sofa.
-- dreamgirl54  11/13/2007
I prefer to pronounce 'Sofia' like 'Sofie.'
-- rhineland  2/11/2008
Sofia Vergara is a Colombian model and actress.
-- njc503  4/29/2008
Eww who would name their kid this, it's so ugly. No offense but who would name their kid this. If they wanted a so name they should go with Sophie, I still don't like it but I guess it's the cutest.
-- cocorose1234  6/6/2008
I love this name. Sofia is so much prettier than Sophia. I know two Sophias, but this version of the name is really appealing to me.
-- Anonymous User  12/15/2008
Today in Italy Sofia is one of the most popular names: 7th in 2004 and 3rd in 2006, behind Giulia and Sara. It would not be surprising if it increased again and reached the first place. Nowadays one can ask everyone, everyone will say it's wonderful, amazing, the ideal name for a girl.
On the other hand, Sofia was not so common in the 20th century, in spite of the great popularity of the actress Sofia Loren.
-- presentperfect  12/19/2008
The Italian pronunciation is saw-FEE-ah.
-- presentperfect  12/19/2008
My best friend's name is Sofia, and I think it's an absolutely BEAUTIFUL name. She hates any nicknames, like 'Sofa'. She also hates it when people think her name is 'Sofie' or has a 'ph'. I prefer this spelling WAY more than 'Sophia'.
-- MtotheK  3/15/2009
Sofia is my mother's name, I love her name it's gorgeous. To honor her, I will one day name my daughter Sofia. I like the 'f' better than 'ph'.
-- ohemily_  5/8/2009
This is one of my middle names and my newest cousin's first name, but I don't know if I like Sofia or Sophia better. For some reason I find the "ph" very graceful and less harsh than the look of the "f" even though they're pronounced the same. It's not to say that I don't like my name or my cousin's, I just don't like the look of it so much.
-- plutogirlgenius  8/27/2009
Sofia is also a common name in Bulgaria. It is spelled София. The name of the capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, too. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  2/4/2010
This is my favorite name of all time! Even though it is rising in popularity, it will never be anything less than beautiful. I love the "f" instead of the "ph."
-- princessjasmine  3/15/2010
It seems really weird to me that a lot of the 'personal impression' comments disparage a name's history and origin because of a spelling preference. It makes complete sense to use Sofia instead of Sophia if you are not French or did not want to use the French spelling. Sofia, if you read the origin notes, is the spelling that makes sense in a lot of other languages like German and Bulgarian. Why is that 'stupid' or 'ugly'?
-- Reese R.  2/20/2011
My name is Sophia, not Sofia, and maybe I'm biased, but I like Sophia better for some reason. I used to think that the capital of Bulgaria was named after me. :)
-- rooball  5/1/2011
I much prefer Sophia.
-- amazingtabby  7/10/2011
A friend of mine is called Sofia. For short we call her Soft. I myself like Sophia better because it's the original name but in my country it isn't allowed in this spelling. I'm naming my future daughter Sofia.
-- theadiragram  8/3/2011
This name derives from the Greek word: ΣΟΦΙΑ=wisdom. In Istanbul is the famous Christian Orthodox church: Saint Sofia-Hagia Sofia. (still museum, not allowed to be church!). Bulgarian capital has the same name.
-- georgev1112  9/15/2011
Actually it's spelled the Hagia Sophia... Not Hagia Sofia.
There is no change in that spelling regardless.
-- Katya  11/28/2011
Since it derives from the Greek word ΣΟΦΙΑ, the right spelling should be SOFIA.
-- georgev1112  12/14/2011
I prefer the spelling "Sofia" over "Sophia".
I love the f in it instead of the ph... it looks great written.
-- Anonymous User  12/2/2011
Sofia Black D'Elia is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Sofia Vassilieva is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Also Sofia in Romanian language. [noted -ed]
-- desdichado1942  12/20/2011
Don't get me wrong- it's a pretty name, and its meaning is beautiful, but there are just so many Sofias and Sophias out there that it's staring to get a little old...
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2012
If you really love the name Sofia, of course use it for your daughter, but just be aware that you are in no way being original when you do so. I am a teacher and I have taught more Sofias than any other name (including Sophias). I think parents believe it is unique - not so.
-- stairwaytoastar  4/20/2012
Sofia Carmina Coppola (born 1971 in New York City) is an American screenwriter, film director, producer, and actress.
-- Anonymous User  6/1/2012
Sofia was the fifth daughter of the first Romanov Tsar Michael I and his wife Eudoxia.
-- CarolinW  6/10/2012
Sofia (1657-1704) was the daughter of Tsar Alexei I of Russia and his wife Maria.
-- CarolinW  7/16/2012
Sofia Vassilieva (born 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2012
Sofia is very beautiful, but it's very, very common in the last years!
-- Eretria  1/10/2013
I was really starting to like this name (we were looking for Russian/Serbian names that didn't sound too out of place in the US), and find it unfortunate that it has become so popular (I prefer unique).
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2013
My name is Sofia and I have always liked it. It is becoming increasingly popular now, I am 20 and I am the only Sofia I know. No one calls me Sofia though, I am known as Fifi which I like very much.
-- Anonymous User  12/15/2013
My name is Sofia. I think it is a lot more elegant and prettier when it is spelled with an "f" but maybe it's because I am used to being spelled that away. A lot of people compliment me on my name (:
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2014
Sofia is a way better way to spell it than "Sophia". That way looks super ugly and gross. Also, Sophie looks really ugly and gross. Uglier than Sophia, and I don't know why I hate that name so much.
-- Anonymous User  4/16/2014
I really prefer Sofia to Sophia. Sophia is too American and is not as pretty as Sofia. I also really don't like the name Sophie. I do love the nickname Fia though. I think it is really cute.
-- Anonymous User  4/16/2014
Princess Sofia is the main protagonist of the Disney 2012 television special Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess as well as the 2013 spin-off TV series Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  5/17/2014
My name is Sofia and I have always loved it! However I hate the nickname Sofie and the alternate spellings. I also used to love that my name was unique, but now it seems like every kid in America is named Sophia or Sofia! Also I look EXACTLY like Sofia the first princess on the kids channel. People tell me that they think the character is based off me! :( but I love the name! Just not the things that come with it!
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2014
The spelling Sofia doesn't make it "Greeker" than Sophia, as some people seem to think, because the letter Φ in ΣΟΦΙΑ (and in many many other Greek names) is and has been for centuries transliterated as PH. There's nothing wrong with "F", but it's not more accurate.
-- kvpp88  11/4/2014

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