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Made popular by skater and actress Sonja Henie (1912-1969). In Hungarian, spelled Szonja.
alberto  12/4/2004
A famous bearer of this name is Norway's current queen, Dronning Sonja.
Vaeltaa  1/31/2005
Character named Sonja Blue in Nancy A. Collins's "Sonja Blue" series.
Ciarda  7/14/2005
Sonja was a character in the 2003 horror-action movie "Underworld." I'm not going to say so much about her, because it may ruin the movie for some who haven't seen it (what are you waiting for?)
patchworkgirl  3/8/2006
Sonja is also a common Macedonian name. Letter N followed by J make up a letter NJ (as in NEw) in Slavic languages. It is pronounced the same as Sonia or Sonya, not Son-JA as in JAil.
Sonja  4/10/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Sonja here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
Sonja appeared on the top 1000 list from the 1930's until the 1980's. Its most popular year was the 1960's where it ranked 269.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Pronounced also "Sawn-yah".
MaggieSimpson  5/15/2008
Sonja Aldén is a Swedish singer.
nilamalin  6/26/2008
Red Sonja comic books. They take place in the same world as Conan.

Red Sonja is an unbeatable woman warrior who refuses to sleep with any man who cannot beat her in a duel, she purposely wears very skimpy armor to antagonize men who desire her.
upon_her_eyes  1/27/2009
I love the way it's pronounced; it's so soft and makes me think of a girl who is sweet and is always laughing and smiling. My boyfriend wants to name his future daughter this, and he's of German heritage as well as I am. I like this spelling, too.
_0TophasNails_1  4/14/2009
Also a feminine name in Croatia.
goricar  12/17/2009
Pronounced SOH-nyah (more common).
― Anonymous User  5/18/2010
I love this name: its sound, and its spelling--Sonja is my favorite of all its variants. I also like that it means the same thing as Sophia, "wisdom," without being nearly so common (in America).
erb816  7/19/2010
The name is also rather common in Iceland.
vadskajagtamigtill  6/14/2015
The name is also used in Iceland. [noted -ed]
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
Sonja Bakić is a Serbian singer and songwriter. She reached fame as a contestant in television show Operacija trijumf, which was broadcast in five countries, and made Sonja a regional music superstar.
cutenose  5/30/2016
Must be better having this name in Europe than in the USA. Here it's not even considered a white girl's name and I've never met another white Sonja in my life, not to mention how people always have to pronounce it Sawn-JUH (Ugh).
SonjaS  12/8/2016
Sonja Škorić is a singer-songwriter who won the Serbian national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010. On 26 September 2010, she won the Serbian national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Minsk with the song "Čarobna noć".
cutenose  1/9/2017
Queen Sonja of Norway is the wife of King Harald V. Sonja was born in 4 July 1937 at Red Cross Clinic in Oslo, the daughter of clothing merchant Karl August Haraldsen and Dagny Ulrichsen. Her siblings were Haakon Haraldsen, Gry Henriksen and Karl Herman Haraldsen. She grew up at Tuengen Allé 1B in the district of Vinderen in Oslo and completed her lower secondary schooling in 1954. She received a diploma in dressmaking and tailoring at the Oslo Vocational School, and a diploma from École Professionnelle des Jeunes Filles in Lausanne, Switzerland. There, she studied accounting, fashion design, and social science. She returned to Norway for further studies and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Oslo.
cutenose  5/25/2017

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