This is my mother's nickname for me and she pronounces it "Zoh-shuh".
suspendedingaffa  11/29/2019
I've always pronounced it as Zo-shuh.
KashGirl  7/17/2019
Also Belarusian.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2019
I pronounce this ZOS-EEA.
Tatumarore  7/22/2018
Zosia Russell Mamet is an American actress and musician, who has appeared in television series including Mad Men, United States of Tara and Parenthood and as Shoshanna Shapiro on the HBO original series Girls.
cutenose  8/9/2017
In Poland, this is only used as a nickname for Zofia, never as a name on its own.
Buneary  6/17/2017
Zosia Mamet (born 1988 in Randolph, Vermont) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2012
The Polish tongue/język (as I have studied it) is remarkably more consistent in its pronunciation and its grammatical rules than English. As such, all "o" vowels in Polish words should be spoken with a long oh (boat, coke, oar) pronunciation--not the "AW" (bought, hot, drawn) sound shown here.

'zoh shuh
alainsane  1/12/2011
It's actually the other way round. Polish language has indeed very simple rules about how to read words. But the letter "o" in Polish language is pronounced as in the word "bought" not "boat". The phonetic transcription to Polish of these two words would be accordingly "bOt" and "bOŁt". For us -Polish speakers- if someone says "oh" (as in "oh, it's so nice") it sounds like "oł" not "o".
Also, if we're already on the subject, "sia" isn't exactly pronounced as "sha" - in Polish this sound would look like this: "sza". "Sia" is a soft sound. More like "xia" in pinyin transcription of Chinese. But for this site "sha" appears to be the closest we can get.

And about the name itself, I find name Zofia really beautiful. And it has a beautiful diminutive.
Chwala  3/11/2011
This is a beautiful name and I would definitely consider giving it to a daughter to honor my Polish heritage, or use it as a nickname for a girl named Sophia or Zofia. It's not too common from what I understand, and in America it would sound interesting and a little exotic but not too foreign or weird because English speakers are already familiar with the name Sophia.
lydie43  12/31/2010
In the novel Sophie's Choice by William Styron (1979), Zofia (Sophie) is a Polish-Catholic survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and she goes by Zosia to her close family and friends in Poland.
lydie43  12/31/2010
Zosia Prominska is a Polish supermodel.
audreyhubley  8/28/2006
This is my name (short for Zosienka) and I've always loved it. People always tell me it's pretty, and I have to agree with them!
― Anonymous User  6/21/2006
Zosia is not a short form of Zosienka.
Zosienka is a pet form of Zosia, the short form of Zofia.
ADT  8/1/2007
The oldest sister of Marie Curie, a Polish scientist, was named Zosia.
pocho-mole  11/16/2005

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