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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:
_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 So-FY-a is an outdated pronunciation that I have never heard, apart from the elderly who sometimes mispronounce my name.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".
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 Sofía 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. ^^
― Anonymous User  8/1/2014
"Sophia" sounds puffy to me, like a sofa cushion.
― Anonymous User  9/3/2014
Sophia is a pretty girl name; it's no wonder it is so popular. I prefer it as a middle name instead of a first just because of its current popularity. I also like Sophie, and sometimes a Sophia will go by Sophie. I also like the spelling Sofia.
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
Well, I really like the name of Sofia since my parents named me that and Danielle for the second name. (Sofia Danielle)
I think I got my sophisticated attitude in the name Sofia, and well, I met a lot of Sofia named girls with the same personality as I am. They are easy to be friend, sophisticated, peaceful, and a total socialite.
Gonna love this name forever ❤l.
Scakes8  10/30/2014
This name is really pretty!. It's really starting to grow on me! And I haven't met many little Sophias where I live!
namefan5000  12/16/2014
In my opinion Sophia is a name I disgust. It sounds like the name of a snobby, greedy girl who has no inner or outer beauty.
twlightblack11  12/19/2014
I think this name is really cute. I actually have a baby cousin named Sophia, who is turning one on Christmas Eve! I have to say she is the most adorable baby you've ever seen! There are two sides to a Sophia. Some Sophia's can be snotty and a brat and tbh... Sophia does sound like a character from "Mean Girls" or something like that! I have a friend named Sophia (We call her Sophie) and she can be snotty sometimes. I like how it sounds so elegant unlike Sophie sounds like a teenage girl living in the 21st century. NO OFFENSE TO ANYONE NAMED SOPHIA OR SOPHIE-I LOVE BOTH NAMES! But overall, most Sophia's I meet are very nice... same for Sophie's! :)
OliviaBugg12  12/22/2014
I'm old, so in my day Sophia was an old lady name! But, it's cute! And classic. I am surprised to see it is so common. I wouldn't have guessed. I don't really like it a whole lot, but I think it's smart sounding. UNlike names like Kaylee and Brayden and trendy stuff like that.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
Honestly, I really don't like this name. It's just too SIMPLE. Like 5,000,000 other people have this name. It's totally NOT unique! Parents these days just don't care about what they name their child. This kinda sounds like a British brat that I've heard of. I'd never want to name one of my children "Sophia". I'd name my girl "Annabeth" or "Mary-Ellen". Just not "Sophia". The name I really like is "Viana." You pronounce it like ( Vee-Anna) Or "Jenissis" like (Jen-iss-sis). Those are really pretty names. Also "Yamilette" (Yah-me-let) Or Letty. Please parents, "Don't let there be 5,000,001 other people named this!" It's just a horrid and bratty sounding name. I'm NOT trying to offend anyone that is named "Sophia". Bye!
MyNameIsAvril  2/8/2015
Sofia is better.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2015
I think Sofia is a softer, prettier spelling. Somehow it makes the name less clunky and it feels less formal and stiff, but that's my opinion. It is a pretty name.
nuwave  3/29/2015
People, STOP with all of the Sophia's! I liked this name when I first heard it, but after so many people (particularly in the United States) naming their baby girls this name, I got sick of hearing it.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2015
"Sophia" is the name of a song by The Cruxshadows. It appears on their Dreamcypher album.
OceanSoul  5/11/2015
There's nothing wrong with this name per se; But I wish people would use Sosie or Fia as nicknames. They're so much prettier and wearable than the go-to Sophie.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2015
I regain love for this name and here are the reasons:

It's gorgeous
It has a beautiful meaning and history
It's sweet

These reasons make me want to use the name Sophia and I can't wait to have a daughter named Sophia some day.

Names that work with Sophia: Arabella, Anastasia, Madison and Cecelia

Boys: Nathaniel, Alexander, Ethan, Cameron and Theodore.
555jazzy  5/23/2015
Super popular for a reason - Sophia is gorgeous. I like both Sophia and Sofia. Works well as a middle name too!
― Anonymous User  8/3/2015
It's a very cute name with an awesome meaning, just a bit overused. I would wait on this one.
al84  9/23/2015
Love this name so much. It's classic, pretty, royal and adorable for both kids and adults.
Lilybellflower  9/23/2015
According to baby center Sophia is the most popular name in the World.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2015
Sophia Leigh is a minor antagonist in the video game Tomb Raider III. She is the head of a cosmetics company, and she is immortal due to her possession of the Eye of Isis. She uses the older British pronunciation (so-FIE-ə) - the outdated pronunciation is a giveaway to her age.
Buneary  12/13/2015
I love this name (probably in part because it's my name). I think it sounds classy and very pretty. I love that this name ends in a, because it makes it especially feminine. Even though it's three syllables, I think Sophia could easily be paired with a longer middle name, but a shorter middle name, (Rose, Grace, Marie, Bryn etc.) would still sound great!
1836732  12/31/2015
Sophia was one of the characters, a little girl, from the TV show "The Walking Dead".
― Anonymous User  1/29/2016
One famous bearer of this name was the Holy Martyress Sophia, who lived in Rome during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian (118-138). She was a devout Christian of noble birth. As a widow, she raised her three daughters, the Virginmartyresses Pistis (Faith), Elpis (Hope), and Agape (Agape, which is spiritual and selfless love). She and her daughters were called before Hadrian, who tried to convince them to sacrifice to the pagan goddess Artemis; the four women refused to do so. The emperor then subjected Pistis, Elpis, and Agape to many tortures, which they survived, before having them beheaded. Just before her beheading, Agape prayed to God that her mother would be spared in order to ensure that she and her sisters would be given a proper burial. God heard her prayer, and Sophia and other fellow Christians buried the three Holy Virginmartyresses. Sophia lived for three more days before she fell asleep in Christ. She and her daughters are commemorated on September 17.

The basilica known as Hagia Sophia which was built during the 500s by Saint Justinian, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (also known as the Byzantine Empire) is properly translated as Holy Wisdom, not Saint Sophia, as the name refers to “the wisdom of Christ.”
― Anonymous User  2/13/2016
I really like the name Sophia. It is strong as a name and is by no means unusual, as made evident by its 2011-2013 placement atop the US name chart. Sophia can work on any age group or any type of woman, and while it doesn't have any readily available diminutives, it doesn't need any because it isn't any longer than it needs to be.

Sophia's friends will probably get lazy and slur her name into just "Soph", which I think is kind of funny. "Soph" just has that comedic aura about it.

The one thing that bothers me, though, is when people use Sophie as a diminutive for Sophia. Sophie is the French variant form of Sophia, not a diminutive, so it would be like using Julie as a diminutive of Julia or Christine for Christina. It just doesn't make much sense.
YITYNR  3/17/2016
I think Sophia is a very pretty name. I've read that it's the most popular name in the United states.
Luvbug86  4/11/2016
My name is Sofia. I was born in the 90's. Growing up I never ever heard a girl with the same name. I think it was my senior year in high school that I heard another girl had the same name. I also didn't/still don't know why people think it's such a pretty name. I don't hate it, but I think it's an OK name. I like Penelope better. I also don't like that everyone is naming their kids Sofia.. be original please.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2016
Pretty and soft, but it feels slightly cutesy and little girl-ish, not like the name of a grown woman. Plus, she'll undeniably get called Sophie, and I dislike that nickname because it reminds me of the word "soap."
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
This is a really nice name. I like the form Sofia a drop better, but this is still a high-end name. It is ironic that Sophea means "wisdom" in Khmer, while Sophia means the same in Greek, who knew?
Kidwins9  5/19/2016
Sophia Morgan is what I just named my daughter. Morgan is a family name. It was not my first choice because it is so popular and we have a distant family member with the name, but after going through literally hundreds of names I couldn't find a better one. Oh well, if it's popular at least she will know her name is very well liked. The popularity is already dropping and then there will be other names that will circle in as number 1.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2016
It's pretty, but overused.
firestar11  7/24/2016
A bit overused, Sophia is more popular than Sofia so if you want that name then choose the spelling Sofia.
Sania01  7/24/2016
Although both names are lovely and despite the popularity of this name, I do prefer it to Sophie. Both names are lovely as I stated, but Sophie makes me think of the word "Soapy" and "Sophia" sounds more beautiful and elegant to me.
― Anonymous User  10/7/2016
Also used in Russia.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2016
This name has a wonderful meaning, too bad it is so popular. I still think it's a nice name and more pleasant than other popular names like Addison, Kaylee, Mackenzie, Madison, and Riley.
ERK  10/29/2016
Greek pronunciation is either "so-FEE-yah" or "so-FEE-ah".
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/26/2016
Sophia Patsalidou, known professionally as Sophia Patsalides, is a Greek Cypriot teen singer. She represented her nation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with her song "I pio omorfi mera".
cutenose  1/9/2017
Turkish version of this name: Safiye

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Hatice  2/25/2017
Yes, I know Sophia is beautiful, I know that it has a beautiful meaning, but it is sooooo uninspired and so banal nowadays. Calling a girl Sophia today is the same thing as calling her "GIRL". Sophia is the 21st-century Mary. This name is the epitome of that couple who are going to have a girl and so they choose the easiest, common, and comfortable name to please everyone. I don't think Sophia's an ugly name, quite the opposite, but I'm an eccentric and unique names lover, so I cannot stand Sophia more.
flaviacardozodejesus  2/25/2017
Sophia Elizabeth Gennusa is an American child actress most known for her role as Matilda, in the original Broadway cast of Matilda the Musical. Gennusa is best known for debuting the role of Matilda Wormwood in the Broadway production of Matilda alongside Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence, and Milly Shapiro at the Shubert Theatre. She returned to Broadway in 2015 for the new musical Doctor Zhivago at the Broadway Theatre. It closed after about three weeks, with an additional month of previews.
cutenose  4/17/2017
Sophia Grace Brownlee and her cousin Rosie McClelland, both from Essex, England, make up the duo Sophia Grace & Rosie. They quickly gained popularity, by making regular appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, after posting a cover version of the Nicki Minaj song "Super Bass" that went viral on YouTube. The video was originally posted on YouTube on 19 September 2011 and has gained more than 50 million views as of January 2016. Sophia Grace debuted music videos on her official YouTube Channel like her Billboard Hot 100 charting single "Best Friends" and "Girls Just Gotta Have Fun", which as of June 2016 has more than 118 million views. After signing a recording deal with Capitol Records France, she has released her third single "Girl In The Mirror" on iTunes on 9 June 2016 featuring Silentó and an accompanying music video to it.
cutenose  4/17/2017
I know tons of Sophias. The name is very cute, but it's way to common at the moment. Maybe wait a century and then use it when it becomes retro.
Katesnames15  4/21/2017
My Grandma says that when she was growing up, it was quite a wealthy name.
StrattonO  5/18/2017
Sophia is beautiful. I also love Sophie. Both are lovely, and so feminine.
Paula Puddephatt  5/25/2017
Sophia makes me want to barf. Makes me think of a little brat with freckles that's a show off and so full of herself. Sophia is a no-no. Do-not name your child this, pick something that actually has a meaning, and is creative. Not something every other white girl is named. And don't even get me started on Sophie.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
Sophia Loren is an Italian film actress. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career in 1950 at age 15. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.
cutenose  6/11/2017
This is my name and I absolutely love it! My father is German and calls me Sophie. I think Sophia is a very sophisticated name and it is very elegant. My middle names are Anneliese and Colette and they go so well together! Sophia really is a great name, along with Sophie. I don't really like the spelling of Sofia or anything else like that. Classic Sophia is the way to go!
― Anonymous User  8/27/2017
Sophia is derived from the Latin word "Sophos" meaning wise.
Firefly10.21  11/28/2017

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