Sophronia was a sister of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2020
I absolutely love this name! It is the name of the main character in the book Etiquette and Espionage (which is a great book by the way.) It's so original, unlike a lot of names you hear these days. I wish it was used a bit more often, though, so more people could know about it.
emmach653  1/14/2019
Weird looking.
kayisforkeen  9/20/2018
Wow! How nice to see others with the same name. My name is 'SOFOLONIA' which is a Tongan translation of 'SOPHRONIA'. My nickname is 'NIA'. I have always been a bit embarrassed about my unusual name but after reading your comments, I should be proud of having such an unique name! :) Thank you!
Sofolonia  3/6/2018
This is my great grandmother's name. I wish I'd known her, I bet she was a special lady :)
Sapphyre  12/11/2017
This was my grandmothers middle name - Chlotine Sophronia Toppas (nee Wilson).
jtpmjl99  8/7/2016
Sophronia is the name of Jack Havock's pirate ship in the Larklight series by Philip Reeve.
Aliria  6/3/2016
One of my ancestors had this name, and I first heard it doing family history research. I'd never heard it anywhere else, so I thank the other commenters who provided examples of its use elsewhere.

It's classic and super uncommon right now, which I love. I think it's great that it lends itself to so many more modern nicknames (Sophie being my favorite). It's flexible and classy.
vercatosso  5/19/2014
I've come across this version of the name in an online marriage list of 1637 for parishes in Wiltshire, UK:
Henrie Fenard & Sophrany Boiter.
Just Jonquil  10/12/2012
I think this name is a lovely alternative to the more popular "Sophia", and it has so many good nicknames that it isn't stuffy at all!
ClearEyedAthene  7/8/2012
Sophronia was the given name of Phronsie Pepper (the youngest of five children) in the Five Little Peppers book series written by Margaret Sidney in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Ms Sidney wrote some of the books in "The Wayside", a house in Concord, MA once lived in by both Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Annsturm  2/10/2012
Sophie would be a cute nickname too.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2010
I think this is a rather lovely name, really nice, sensible and sophisticated, very usable and should be used more often. :)
walesgal92  6/19/2010
This is so beautiful! I agree with what everyone has said to describe this name; eloquent, ethereal, like something out of a storybook. I think Nia would be a great nickname too, or just go by the full Sophronia!
Hannah_E  6/4/2010
Pronounced "sə-FRO-nee-ə" in English.

I love this name and its meaning ("self-controlled, sensible"). Reminds me of the English word sophisticated too. I think of a woman named Sophronia as being very poised and self-assured, exquisite manners, brilliant conversationalist, witty, eloquent and highly educated. Very well-rounded and balanced. Almost otherworldly, as if she doesn't belong to her time - that she is either ahead of her time or from a bygone era.

Also, Sophronia is the name of a genus of moth and several species of orchid.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2009
This name manages to be both classic and modern. I love it. I think Sophy would be a nice nickname, too.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2009
I like this name a lot. In my opinion, it's girly, strong, and medieval sounding.
Likeyeahwhatev  4/9/2009
Variants can be: Safronia, Saphronia, and Sofronia is what I can think of today.
Dragon_Clarinet  7/4/2008
I love this name, as it's my own name, and it's original and not used often, I'm proud to say my name is Sophronia, and glad people like it. :D
Sophroniah  7/3/2008
Sophronia can also be derived from Sophronitis, which is a purple lilly flower, which therefore, in a way, Sophronia can kind of mean Purple.
Dragon_Clarinet  6/28/2008
Sophronia has a lovely essence (in my eyes, that is). LOVE IT, LOVE IT.
Madam Sofronie was the name of the gypsy hair-seller in the short story "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.
SerabelleScabies  12/22/2007
In the "Five Little Peppers" books by Margaret Sidney, the youngest girl's name is Sophronia, but they call her Phronsie.
Kate  5/10/2007
Sophronia Lammle is a character in "Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens.
Kate  5/10/2007
I love this name, it's beautiful. It was one of those names that was surprisingly trendy in 19th century America.
― Anonymous User  4/3/2007
This is such a pretty name, with numerous nickname possibilities, such as Sophri, Phronia, Sonia, Ronia. It's a shame it's not used more often.
nelirosala  6/22/2006

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