French variation of Sophia

Sophie Origin and Meaning

The name Sophie is a girl's name of French, Greek origin meaning "wisdom".

Sophie is the French form of the Greek Sophia, for which it is also commonly used as a nickname. Given Sophia's long standing among the Top 10 girl names in the US, Sophie may feel more popular than it actually is.

Sophies are scattered throughout European royal history, including Sophie of Thuringia, Duchess of Brabant, Princess Sophie of Sweden, and in modern times, Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, the wife of Britain's Prince Edward. German-born Catherine the Great was born Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, but changed her name to Catherine upon her conversion to Russian Orthodoxy.

Sophie is Sophia's cuter, more irreverent near-identical twin. Which do you like better? And do you see them as virtually the same name or very different? While you definitely couldn't name sisters Sophie and Sophia, you may have both on your short list and consider them distinctly separate choices. Sophie is lively and down-to-earth, while Sophia is more sophisticated and buttoned-up.

Sophie was the choice of both Eric Clapton and Luke Perry, as well as of Bette Midler for her now-grown daughter.

Sophie Zawistowska is the Polish heroine of the iconic William Styron novel Sophie's Choice, played in the 1982 film by Meryl Streep—who would play the mother of a Sophie decades later in Mamma Mia!.

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Famous People Named Sophie

  • Sophie Friederike Auguste von AnhaltZerbst,Dornburg, birth name of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia
  • Sophie Amalie of BrunswickLüneburg, Queen consort of Frederick III of Denmark and Norway
  • Sophie of Württemberg (born Sophia Frederika Mathilde)Queen consort of William III of the Netherlands
  • Sophie Helene Ceciliesovereign Princess consort of William of Albania
  • Sophie Blanchard (born Marie MadeleineSophie Armant), French balloonist; wife of Jean,Pierre Blanchard
  • (Carin) Sophie AdlersparreSwedish feminist
  • Sophie FlackAmerica novelist and dancer
  • Sophie Tucker (born Sonya Kalish)American actress and singer
  • Sophie SumnerEnglish model
  • (Marie)Sophie Germain, French mathematician
  • Sophie Marceau (born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu)French actress
  • Sophie Michelle EllisBextor, English singer,songwriter
  • Sophie Helen RhysJones, Countess of Wessex, wife of Britain's Prince Edward
  • SophiePrincess of Greece and Denmark; sister of Britain's Prince Philip
  • Sophie Kinsellapen name of Madeleine Sophie Wickham, English novelist
  • Sophie LoweEnglish actress
  • Sophie ZelmaniSwedish singer,songwriter
  • Sophie VavasseurIrish actress
  • (Marie)Sophie Nelisse, Canadian actress
  • Sophie NyweideAmerican actress
  • Sophie Charlene Akland MonkAustralian singer of group Bardot
  • Sophie McSheraBritish actress
  • Sophie Irene LoebAmerican journalist and activist
  • Sophie OkonedoBritish actress
  • Sophie HannahEnglish poet and novelist
  • Sopho "Sophie" ShevardnadzeRussian journalist; granddaughter of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze
  • Sophie Tamiko OdaAmerican actress
  • Sophie AusterAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Sophie DahlEnglish model, novelist, granddaughter of novelist Roald Dahl; inspiration for Sophie in "The BFG"
  • Sophie QuintonFrench actress
  • Sophie Lara WinklemanEnglish actress
  • Sophie WuBritish actress
  • Sophie DeeWelsh actress
  • Sophie WardEnglish actress; daughter of actor Simon Ward
  • Sophie Ballantine HawkinsAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Sophia "Sophie" ChoudryBritish actress, singer and VJ
  • Sophie EvansWelsh singer and actress
  • Sophie GrégoireCanadian TV host; wife of politician Justin Trudeau
  • Sophie Gengembre AndersonFrench,British painter
  • Sophie DelilaFrench singer,songwriter
  • Sophie Marguerite DaguinFrench ballerina
  • Hester Sophia Frances "Sophie" GrigsonEnglish cookbook writer
  • Sophie Magdalena SchollGerman anti,Nazi revolutionary
  • Sophie CalleFrench writer and photographer
  • Sophie BraslauAmerican operatic contralto
  • Sophie ThibaultCanadian TV journalist
  • Sophie AldredEnglish actress
  • Sophie Louise AndertonEnglish model
  • Sophie Antonie Luise SchröderGerman actress
  • Sophie BlakeEnglish TV presenter
  • Sophie TreadwellAmerican playwright and journalist
  • Sophie TurnerAustralian model
  • Sophie Belinda TurnerEnglish actress
  • Sophie LawrenceEnglish actress
  • Sophie ThompsonEnglish actress; sister of actress Emma Thompson
  • Sophie LeeAustralian actress
  • (Maria) Sophie von La RocheGerman novelist
  • Sophie Kennedy ClarkScottish actress
  • Sophie PolittCohen, American author
  • Sophie RundleEnglish actress
  • Sophie RostopchineCountess of Ségur, French children's novelist
  • Sophie PriceEnglish glamour model; sister of model Katie Price
  • Sophie CooksonEnglish actress
  • Sophie MullerAmerican music video director
  • Sophie ClarkeAmerican reality TV personality of "Survivor"
  • Sophie Wilson (born Roger Wilson)English computer scientist
  • Sophie HowardEnglish model
  • Sophie KasaeiBritish Reality TV personality of "Geordie Shore"
  • Sophie BriardAuconie, French MEP
  • Sophie JoissainsFrench Senator
  • Sophia Helena "Sophie" in 't VeldDutch MEP
  • Sophie Jane RaworthEnglish broadcast journalist
  • Sophia Theresa "Sophie" PembertonCanadian painter
  • (Maria) Sophie WeberAustrian singer; sister,in,law of composer W.A. Mozart
  • SophiePrincess of Sweden (Sofia Vilhelmina Katarina Maria Lovisa Charlotta Anna), Grand Duchess of Baden
  • Sophie Caroline MariePrincess of Brunswick,Wolfenbüttel, Margravine of Brandenburg,Bayreuth
  • Sophie Marie Franziska Antonia Ignatia AlbertaPrincess of Hohenberg, daughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
  • Sophie Friederike Dorothea WilhelminePrincess of Bavaria; Archduchess Franz Karl of Austria; twin of sister Maria Anna Leopoldine Elisabeth Wilhelmine
  • Sophie Augustine Ida Karoline Pauline Agnes Elisabeth ErnestinePrincess of Saxe,Weimar,Eisenach
  • Sophie AntoinettePrincess of Brunswick,Wolfenbüttel, Duchess of Saxe,Coburg,Saalfeld; great,grandmother of Queen Victoria
  • SophiePrincess of the Netherlands (Wilhelmine Marie Sophie Louise); daughter of William II; one,time Dutch heir to the throne
  • Sophie Caroline Marie WilhelminePrincess of Luxembourg; daughter of Grand Duke William IV
  • Sophie HunterEnglish theatre director; wife of Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Sophie Diana SchmidtCanadian soccer player
  • Sophie Crumb (b. 1981)daughter of comics artists R. Crumb and Aline Kominsky
  • Sophie von Haselberg (b. 1986)American actress; daughter of Bette Midler
  • Sophie Simmons (b. 1992)daughter of KISS bassist Gene Simmons
  • Sophie Cathérine Napoléon (b. 1992)daughter of Charles, Prince Napoléon, heir to the Imperial House of France
  • Sophie Shalhoub (b. 1993)daughter of actor Tony Shalhoub
  • Sophie Hoblit (b. 1995)daughter of actress/model Debrah Farentino and director Gregory Hoblit
  • Sophie alAbdul (b. 1996), daughter of singer Diana Haddad and Suhail al,Abdul
  • Sophie Michaels (b. 2001)daughter of SNL creator Lorne Michaels
  • Sophie Ostroy (b. 2003)daughter of actress Adrienne Shelly and Andy Ostroy
  • Sophie Rubin (b. 2004)daughter of actress Julia Ormond and Jon Rubin
  • Sophie Magnelli (b. 2006)daughter of tennis player Sandrine Testud and coach Vittorio Magnelli
  • Sophie Matthew (b. 2009)daughter of golfer Catriona Matthew
  • Sophie Neville (b. 2010)daughter of footballer and coach Gary Neville
  • Sophie White (b. 2014)daughter of model and Miss Ireland 1998 Andrea Roche and Rob White
  • Sophie Bevington (b. 2014)daughter of rugby union player Ryan Bevington
  • Sophie Lancaster (b. 1986)20 year old British woman who was beaten to death for being a goth in 2007

Sophie in Pop Culture

  • Sophie Sheridancharacter in novel "The One Apart" by author Justine Avery
  • Sophie Zawistowskamain character in William Styron's "Sophie's Choice"
  • Sophia "Sophie" Collins Ashdown Lightwoodcharacter in the Infernal Devices trilogy
  • Sophie Fatalecharacter in the Kill Bill film series
  • Sophie Abramowitzcharacter in the "Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls" series
  • Sophie Hattercharacter in 1986 fantasy book, and 2004 anime film "Howl's Moving Castle"
  • Sophie Devereauxcharacter on TV's "Leverage"
  • Sophie Martinezcharacter on TV's "Cory in the House"
  • Sophie Maescharacter in movie "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People "
  • Sophiemain character in Roald Dahl's "The BFG"
  • Sophie Bergmanncharacter in video game "Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami o Tsugu Shōjo"
  • Sophie Burtoncharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • Sophie Kowalskymain character in movie "Love Me If You Dare"
  • Sophie Neveucharacter in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code"
  • Sophie Newmanmain character in Michael Scott's "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel"
  • Sophie Simpsoncharacter on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Sophie Fairfaxcharacter in Heather Vogel Frederick's Mother,Daughter Book Club series
  • Sophia "Sophie" Mercermain character in Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
  • Sophie Oseranskycharacter in movie "The Whole Nine Yards"
  • Sophie Sheridancharacter in musical "Mamma Mia"
  • Sophie Webstercharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Sophie Kingcharacter in movie "Cyberbully"
  • Sophie Parkermain character on Canadian TV series "Sophie"
  • SophieColonel Potter's horse on M*A*S*H
  • Sophie Elizabeth FosterMain Character in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger
  • Sophiefrom the School for Good and Evil book series
  • Sophie Amundsenmain character in "Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy" by Jostein Gaarder
  • Sophiecharacter in "Lights Out" by David F. Sandberg
  • Sophiecharacter in video game Tales of Graces
  • Sophie Neuenmullercharacter in Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
  • Sophiecharacter in the graphic novel series 'Saga'
  • Sophie KrustofskyKrusty the Clown's daughter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Sophie Benjamincharacter on TV's "H2O: Just Add Water"
  • Sophiecharacter in webcomic "The Rainstorm"
  • "Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker" TV movie
  • "Sophie Roux"song by the band Lady Danville
  • Sophie Cardonacharacter on Netflix's "Greenhouse Academy"
  • Sophie Battersea Greenawaycharacter in Joan Aiken's "Wolves Chronicles" series
  • Sophia "Sophie" Williams Aubreywife of Captain Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brian's "Aubrey,Maturin" series