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Famous bearer is actress, Sophia Loren (born Sofia).
-- Destry  4/14/2005
Sophia makes me think of two different things: a woman who loves to sing and a dove.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2005
Sophia Camille was the given name of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowski.
-- AndrewJKD  1/3/2006
I believe that this is where my name comes from, it's Esophitia, despite my horrid spelling skills in my username, pronounced es-so-fee-she-ah. I have no idea what my name means though I honestly think that my parents just made it up. I do like it very much though.
-- Esophtia  2/13/2006
Sophia Neveu is a cryptologist with the French Judicial Police, and the female protagonist in the novel "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. 'Sofia' is a word "of wisdom" that enables Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon to open the first cryptex made by Sophia's grandfather.
-- Strider  3/4/2006
Actually, the character in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" is named Sophie, the French form of Sophia.
-- jc  7/31/2006
Sophia is pretty name, it sounds comfortable. My mom's name is Sophia, she is also a wise and pretty woman. I like this name!
-- Esther87  3/31/2006
Sophia is a beautiful and sophisticated name. It is no wonder it has increased so much in popularity.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Sophia was also the name given to the Third person in the Christian Trinity. Sophia was the incarnate wisdom of God, and was present at the dawn of time with the Word/Son.
-- Anonymous User  5/11/2006
My friend's name is Saphia. I like that better.
-- karlyjok  7/21/2006
A lovely name with a great meaning. I also love the combo Zoe-Sophia.
-- nelirosala  7/30/2006
In the psychoanalytic study of mythology, Sophia is the name given to the "gracious Mother," the uroboros that bears all life and all life recedes into.
-- jc  8/1/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Sophia here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
Sophia has been on the top 1000 list since the 1880's. Its most popular year was 2005 where it ranked 11.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
So-FEE-a in American English and European languages, so-FY-a in British and at least some Commonwealth English.
-- Anneza  11/1/2006
Nowadays, Sophia is pronounced 'so-FEE-a' in Britain as in the US and everywhere else! So-FY-a is an outdated pronunciation that I have never heard, apart from the elderly who sometimes mispronounce my name.
-- aquamarina  11/14/2007
Sophia Myles pronounces her name So-FY-a on the commentary for Doctor Who, "The Girl in the Fireplace".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/episodes/2006/girlinthefireplace.shtml
-- acacie  12/5/2008
My name is Sophia too and I love it! A lot of people call me Sophie, and sometimes Soph and I think any version of it is cute. I think it sounds important, like some kind of monarch, and it's pretty, and I like the meaning behind it as well. I didn't really think much of it for a long time, but I like having it because where I am it isn't very common (I don't think there's another one in my whole school) but its something that people have heard of.
-- bubblerunnersoph29  1/18/2007
I think Sophia is a beautiful name. It matches a girl with blonde hair and blue eyes, but also a girl with black hair and dark eyes. I LOVE THIS NAME!
-- 7up  2/10/2007
Sophia Bush is a talented actress from One Tree Hill.
-- taryn___  2/13/2007
Sophia is a pretty name. If this was my daughter's first name I think we'd call her Sophie, but right now I actually like it more as a middle name.
-- gracielou16  3/17/2007
Sophia's getting so popular now, but it's so beautiful that I don't really care!
-- Anonymous User  3/27/2007
I really used to LOVE this name, but now I hate it so much I don't want to hear it. And this is all because of this girl that I know is called this. Basically, I don't like her so naturally I wouldn't like the name. I think a bad person can spoil a good name. No offense.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2007
I positively love this name! My mom's friend named her daughter that! Sophia is so cute! I love her full name: Sophia Grace that is just so cute!
-- skylar_22  6/25/2007
My name is Sofiya and it is pronounced so-FY-a like in 'higher'.
-- Cynyslende  7/2/2007
I think Sophia is a very pretty name, but to me it only looks right on a Hispanic girl (but not in a bad way). I think it's because the only Sophias/Sophies I've known are Hispanic.
-- joanie2007  8/7/2007
Sophia is Heidi's mentally retarded mother in the book So. B. It. Sophia couldn't pronounce her name, so she said either So. B. It or 'soof'.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2007
I used to love this name and was certain that I'd name my daughter this one day, and then it became way too popular and my opinions changed. I still love the name though - and Sophie for a nickname is like the most adorable thing ever!
-- gracielou16  8/25/2007
The traditional English pronunciation of this name is [so-FYE-a], and this was the pronunciation used by the many British Princesses who bear this name.
-- Aki  9/9/2007
Beautiful name. I love it. Again, I'm surprised this name is so popular in America, what with all the Brittanys and Lindsays running around showing their hoohoos.
-- johann14  9/24/2007
I love the name Sophia so much! It can sound elegant and youthful at the same time. I am so naming one of my daughters Anna-Sophia. =]
-- khplumb  9/24/2007
This is my name and I totally love it. People say it's really pretty and I agree. I prefer the 'ph' spelling more than the 'f' spelling.
-- SophieM  10/7/2007
Actress Sophia Miles is a bearer, but I think her name's pronounced so-FY-ah, I've seen a video where she's called that way.
-- Eirene  11/25/2007
A famous bearer is Sophia from "Kid Nation".
-- Anonymous User  12/1/2007
I used to be seriously in love with this name, but then it became so popular and it totally changed the way I thought of it. It is still so pretty though.
-- livieluvbug  12/6/2007
This name is hard to spell! If you just heard it, no one knows if they should spell it Sophia or Sofia. It's too confusing.
-- Anonymous User  12/7/2007
There is something so beautiful and gentle about this name that I can't place my finger on, but "Sophie" kind of ruins the magic for me.
-- joli_dans_titre1  1/25/2008
Sophia is a prominent figure in Gnosticism. She is believed to be the Holy Spirit in the Trinity, united with Christ, and creator (and destroyer) of the material universe and destroyer of YHWH.
-- mymymetrocard  2/5/2008
I only like Sophia for the pronunciation, but otherwise it's not my style.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/14/2008
Estelle Getty played Sophia Petrillo on the t.v. sitcom Golden Girls.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/18/2008
Sophia Esteed is a character in the video game "Star Ocean: 'Till the End of time".
-- Bastien Rosier  3/13/2008
I had my second daughter and the name just came to me, Sophia. Yes, I thought of Sophia Loren. But it was not as popular 3 years ago as today. Or 10 years ago. It is so pretty and you can use Sophie to shorten it, which is the cuter version.
-- harlow.moon  4/28/2008
This was my name, but I changed it. There are too many rustly sounds in it - 's', 'f' - that make it unclear. I constantly got called Sylvia or Cynthia. And when you're correcting people all the time, your confidence takes a bashing and, without noticing it, you say it quieter and thus less clearer yourself - it's a vicious circle!
-- aquamarina  6/9/2008
I have always loved the name Sophia, and if I ever have a baby girl, that will be her name. Although it's common, its strength, femininity and sophistication make it a true classic.
-- anatobloom  8/15/2008
It's a pretty name, but it's waaaaaaaaaaay too overused, there are like 5 girls in my grade alone named Sophia.
-- Junidoe-Josephine  8/22/2008
This is a lovely name. It sounds like sapphire.
-- Hushpuppy  10/27/2008
I used to really hate this name, but now I think it's lovely. Both the meaning and the pronunciation are beautiful. However, I don't like "Sophie" which I think would be used as a nickname (silly, but it's one less syllable). Also, it's grown so popular now that I don't think I could ever use it as my daughter's forename.
-- Aesha  1/19/2009
The origin of this name may be older than the Greek word and derived from the Hebrew name "Tzofia" or "Tsofia", means "watching" (for a female).
-- Tadpole  2/9/2009
I'm very surprised that nobody has said Sophia University where J-pop singer Emyli studied as well as other people. Sophia University is in Tokyo; surprisingly!
-- Emily Cheeseface  7/15/2009
Sophia is such a soft, elegant, classy, beautiful name. I much prefer it to Sofia, which looks like sofa. I would love to name my little girl this when I have children. It is precious for a little girl, yet fitting for an adult. I love everything about it.
-- becca_marciano  8/10/2009
Sophia Peabody was a painter and the wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, her middle name was Amelia so she is currently on trend.
-- lastonomast  11/27/2009
This is one of my favorite names. It's so pretty and elegant. In the story I am currently writing the main character's name is Sophia.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  4/4/2010
Sophia is Greek and only Greek meaning wisdom. This is one of my favorite names. It's so sweet and elegant. It's definitely a name to be proud of.
-- Anonymous User  5/19/2010
I used to like this name but now I don't care for it at all because it's so grossly overused and became the most uncreative, cliche name for this new generation. It's like the new Jennifer! Actually, before it was SO popular, Sophia kind of possessed some royal, classy connotations, but now it has trickled down to the lower classes and there are at least 7 Sophias in every kindergarten class, how tacky is that! Oh, and every mother of a Sophia is now desperate to convince you that they liked the name before it became popular and they didn't just follow the trend. Yeah right!
-- LillyBella  5/22/2010
It's kind of disappointing that Sophia and Ava--two beautiful names--have become the Ashley & Tiffany of the new generation. I'm 18, and I know *so many* Ashleys and Tiffanys that I could never even entertain the thought of naming my daughter such a name--(conversely, the names Emily and Jennifer are equally common, but I still like them; especially Jennifer)--and I'm sure that's the kind of reaction Ava and Sophia will be getting in the near future: "There's too many of them!"
This is a shame, because I really like the name Sophia. IT never ceases to sound elegant, charming, and mature. Maybe that's why it became so popular all of a sudden.
-- erb816  6/23/2010
Sophia is one of the main characters in the awesome new NBC sci-fi series "The Event". She is an alien, of sorts, who looks just like a normal woman, but ages much more slowly and lives much longer. She is played by a pretty, red-haired actress whose name I don't know. She is the leader of the aliens, and a name meaning "wisdom" suits her perfectly. I never liked the name Sophia until I saw the show, and now it's growing on me because of the character.
-- Anonymous User  9/29/2010
It's very elegant, I just don't like how popular it's become. Also, I think that the nickname/counterpart "Sophie" sucks all of the beauty and elegance out of it.
-- Chrila96  11/13/2010
I have come to really love this name since Sophia from "The Event" is like my new TV idol!, lol. Anyway she's really cool, IMO anyway. Fifi would be an adorable choice as a nickname. I like Fifi as a nickname better than Sophie.
-- Anonymous User  11/22/2010
I like this name. Very unique and exotic.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2010
I wish this name wasn't so popular-it's a lovely name, and I would have loved to use it someday but it's become really overused. :(
-- Anonymous User  12/2/2010
My name is Sophia! I like my name, but I wouldn't choose it if I did have to choose a name. Cuz people always spell it "Sofia" or "Sophie", which my mom hates.
-- rooball  12/30/2010
Sophia is a really pretty name!
-- starz26  1/25/2011
The name is very sweet and whatnot, but it's so delicate and popular that I wouldn't even consider using it. I don't like the nickname Sophie, either.
-- Black_X  2/22/2011
I was going to comment on AnnaSophia but that name was not in the database. So, I'll write about AnnaSophia Robb here--she is an actress who has been in 12 movies, including Bridge to Teribithia, Because of Winn-Dixie, An American Girl Holiday, and Soul Surfer. In ten of them, she had the lead role.
-- Joy12  4/26/2011
I always think of Sophia as a strictly French name, it seems weird that it's catching on in US. Sad that it's trendy now, used to be classy and meaningful.
-- JW41926  5/31/2011
Sophia Bush is a beautiful American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
I love the name Sophia, much more than Sophie. It sounds so pure and new:) xoxo.
-- Grace_Scarlette  12/17/2011
My name. I love the meaning and even more the history (many names don't have so much story behind it). But I hate the popularity it's getting these days...
-- Sophia0172  12/21/2011
For our daughter SOPHIA (a family name) is pronounced with a long I sound (SO FIE A) as is the name of a street in our town. Our town has streets named after the English monarchy such as Sophia, Prince William, Elizabeth etc.
I assume that this must be the British pronunciation as everyone else seems to want to pronounce it with a short I (like Beet).
-- starflower57  1/2/2012
It's a beautiful name! It's what I'm naming my daughter. There is however one thing I hate... it's when people shorten Sophia to Sophie! Sophie is the French form and is a name all on its own. It's not the nickname for Sophia. If anyone dared to call my daughter Sophie they would learn fast that, that isn't correct. Her name will be Sophia! NOT Sophie. Although Sophie is very pretty name as well.. it's just not her name.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2012
Classy name that ages well. I also like the spelling Sofia and Sophie as a nickname for either.
-- Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
Today, the information about names for 2011 was released, and Sophia is now the most popular girls' name, and rightly so. I like this name a lot and it is currently my personal #1, but I'm not altogether pleased with the new ranking. Not that it doesn't deserve to be, but I want to use it in the future, and I wouldn't want to use something so common. Hopefully its popularity will die down a little in the next two decades. One small comfort is that regarding percent of babies named, a lesser portion of babies are currently being named Sophia than girls in 1990 were being named the 7th most popular name. In short, I love this regal, elegant, but not overly embellished name.
-- CKV  5/14/2012
Sophia, Sophia... lord, ain't that a pretty name!
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2012
Sophia Hayden Bennett was an American architect. She was the first woman to receive an architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2012
Sophia Yan (born 1986 in New York City) is an American classical pianist.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2012
Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne (born 1809 in Salem, Massachusetts) was an American painter. She was the wife of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2012
Sophia was one of the daughters of King George III of the UK and his wife Charlotte.
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
Sophia (1607-1607) was the youngest daughter of King James I of the UK and his wife Anne of Denmark.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Sophia (1687-1757) was the daughter of King George I of Great Britain and his wife Sophia. She was married to the King of Prussia.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
This is a nice name and I can see why it is so popular, but I can't get past the associations of Sophia from a popular 80's show The Golden Girls. She was an old, Italian woman who was always cranky and complaining about things. She was funny though. Because of that image, this name will always be old lady to me. It is pretty though.
-- Marilyn86  7/30/2012
Sophia Watson (born 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American child actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2012
Sophia (together with Sofia) are just too popular now. There are 4 Sophia's in my daughter's class, plus one Sophie. Recently, she played soccer and there were so many Sophia's on the field that everyone was laughing it was just so ridiculous.
-- lynn0513  1/15/2013
How this reached number one in the US is beyond me. It's pretty, but in my personal opinion, should only be used if the family is Italian or Hispanic. Sophia Smith just sounds weird and trendy, since apparently Italian names (Isabella, Olivia, etc.) are super popular these days. There are a lot of other more unique, classic, non ethnic names out there.
-- Anonymous User  2/14/2013
-- Anonymous User 2/14/2013
That's very ironic since Sophia isn't even an Italian or Spanish name. Sophia is Sofia in Italian, and SofĂ­a in Spanish.
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2013
I like the name Sophia. I know it is meant to be popular amongst the younger generation now but my son is in Reception and there is not one in his class. I think it's a pretty name.
-- Louisa  4/14/2013
I think Sophia is a beautiful name, especially with the middle name/ second name "Rose". Sophia Rose sounds really pretty, but it's also beautiful alone.
-- avengingangelx3  5/6/2013
American soccer player Clint Dempsey and his wife Bethany welcomed a daughter named Sophia on March 20, 2013 in Nacogdoches, Texas.
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2013
Sofia, Sophia, same thing. They're both part of one same trend. And that's not what irony is, either...
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2013
It is a really popular name with little girls. I liked it on Sophia in, "The Golden Girls", but it is just sooo popular now. It is a very pretty name, but if you are having a kid I wouldn't use it. If you really love that name, then I say go for it if you want.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2013
I don't get why this name is so popular all of a sudden and every other person is using it. It was considered a musty old lady name not long ago, like Ava, Isabella, Hannah, and Emma, but because some celebrities used it, now it's considered hip and cool. Also, the two Sophias I knew in school weren't exactly people I had a positive impression of. But for some reason, I really like the Polish name Zofia. The Z sound gives it a little extra flair and presence.
-- Anyechka  6/11/2013
This is a great name for those looking for a multi cultural name.
-- CathyE521  12/3/2013
Sophia Collins is the name of a character in the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare.
-- Anonymous User  12/24/2013
"Sophia" and "Sofia" are also used in Urdu, in Pakistan.
-- Muaaq  3/16/2014
I used to not like this name when I was younger because it sounded too similar to the name "Julia" and I couldn't tell the difference between the two. Over the years, the name grew on me and I began to really love it! The only downside is that now its SO overused, I can't stand when good names become overused and unoriginal. I counted 17 little Sophias at the daycare I work at, GRRR!
-- Cosmicdaze  3/19/2014
Such a beautiful name! Classic and strong, feminine yet not too frilly, lovely meaning. If it weren't so popular, I would definitely consider this name one of my top choices for a daughter.
-- Anonymous User  5/4/2014
Sadly, overused and abused. Nice name if you already have it, but hold off on naming your kid this one for a long while.
-- ParkerJones22  5/17/2014
A little 'up on the charts' for my taste, but it is a very beautiful name with a respectable meaning which is "wisdom".
-- EqualityandLoveRall  5/19/2014
I don't understand why popular names are so hated on. This is a beautiful name, and if you like it, give it to your daughter. Yes, the kid might be "Sophia B." all through school, but that's okay. I have three cousins called Sophia, all born in the 1980's, and the commonness of their name within our family has never made them like it less. Heck, there are FIVE other people in my family called Katerina, ranging in age from 2 to 96, and while I don't particularly like my name, that's not a factor. Having other people choose the same name as you is a compliment to your good taste. Actually BE the "unique" person you think you are by not naming your kid a "trendy" name by daring to pick a name you like, regardless of its popularity.
-- kvpp88  6/18/2014
Okay, I lost all love for the name because of it's popularity and the person above me. Let me explain: when you have a super common name then it's not special. Even though they like the name they want to make sure it's special because people with common names have to always go by Ashley C or D and it's frustrating because people are constantly confusing those people. Also, to have a popular name makes you the butt of a joke constantly and people will be like 'why don't you make a club?' and I have the benefit of not worrying if I don't put my last name down as people won't be confused because my name isn't common. Also, Sophia used to remind me of a wise woman. Now I just think about babies, like the association is now childish due to Sophia being constantly used for babies, so I don't see it as a mature name anymore.
-- 555jazzy  7/26/2014
Sophia is a stunning, beautiful and brilliant name. I wouldn't use it though because it's incredibly popular and there's already someone in my family with this name, sooo I'll pass. ^^
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/1/2014

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