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Gender: F Meaning of Sophronia: "sensible, prudent" Origin of Sophronia: Greek

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A name some people first encountered in the old children's book series The Five Little Peppers, in which Sophronia, the youngest of the Peppers is nicknamed Phronsie.`It was also used by Dickens in two of his novels: The Old Curiosity Shop and Our Mutual Friend.

An archaic option for elaborating on Sophie/Sophia.

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Famous People Named Sophronia

Sophronia Smith (1803-76), elder sister of Mormon leader Joseph Smith

Pop Culture References for the Name Sophronia

Sofronia, lover of Olinde in Tasso's epic Jerusalem Delivered (1580)
Sophronia Sphynx, character in The Old Curiosity Shop (1841) by Charles Dickens; "In The Old Curiosity Shop it becomes necessary to name the girl who acts as a domestic slave to Sampson and Sally Brass, and whom they have not bothered to name (‘What does your mistress call you when she wants you?’ ‘A little devil’). Dick Swiveller, who eventually becomes her husband, gives some thought to the matter. ‘After casting about for some time for a name which should be worthy of her, he decided in favour of Sophronia Sphynx, as being euphonious and genteel, and furthermore indicative of mystery.’"
Sophronius, name of several saints
Sophronos, brother to Meleander in The Lover’s Melancholy (1629 play by John Ford)
Sophronia Angelina Temminnick, spunky heroine of Gail Carriger's steampunk Finishing School series

Soffrona, Sofronia