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Gender: Female Meaning of Sofia: "wisdom" Origin of Sofia: Greek Sofia's Popularity in 2017: #15

The name Sofia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "wisdom". Sofia is ranked #15 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

The name of a Greek saint and queens of Russia and Spain, Sofia is the elegant choice of several celebs; Lisa Remini, Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy all named their daughters Sofia. The Sofia, vs. Sophia, spelling is widely used throughout Europe, in Italy, Spain, and throughout Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Sofia is the Number One girls' name in Italy and in the Top Ten in Chile, Denmark, and Spain. In the U.S., the Sophia spelling ranks Number 5, but Sofia is now just outside the Top 10.

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Famous People Named Sofia

Sofía Margarita Victoria Federica, Queen consort of Juan Carlos I of Spain
Sofia Carmina Coppola, American film director/producer
Sofia Margarita Vergara, Colombian actress
Sofia Black D'Elia, American actress
Sofia Vladimirovna Vassilieva, American actress
Sofia Roma Rubino, American actress
Sofia Villani Scicolone, birth name of Sophia Loren, Italian actress
(Lena) Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson, Swedish tennis player
Sofia Milos, Italian/Greek actress
Sofia Carson (born Sofía Daccarett Char), American actress and singer
Sofia Huerta, Mexican-American soccer player
Sofia Boutella, Algerian actress and dancer
Sofiya "Sofia" Mykhaylivna Yevdokymenko-Rotaru, Russian pop singer
(Johanna) Sofia Blåsippa Karlsson, Swedish folk singer-songwriter
Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah, Portuguese-American actress
Sofia Kristina Hellqvist, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland
Sofia Vilhelmiina Mäkkylä, daughter of Miss Europe 1976 Ritta Väisänen and Erik Mäkkylä
Sofia Richie, daughter of singer Lionel Richie
Sofia, Princess of Bulgaria, daughter of Prince Konstantin-Assen of Vidin; twin of brother Umberto
Sofia Grace Macy, daughter of actors Felicity Huffman and William Macy
Sofia Valastro, daughter of baker and TV personality Buddy Valastro ("Cake Boss")
Sofia Bella Pagan (b. 2004), daughter of actress Leah Remini and Angelo Pagan
Sofia Nesta (b. 2006), daughter of footballer Alessandro Nesta
Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz (b. 2007), Infanta of Spain; daughter of Felipe VI
Sofia Bucur (b. 2007), daughter of singer Dana Nălbaru of HI-Q and actor Dragoş Bucur
Sofia Clementina Handler (b. 2007), daughter of actor Evan Handler
Sofia Diana Cousins (b. 2009), daughter of skaters Steven Cousins and Elena Berezhnaya
Sofia de Souza (b. 2009), daughter of footballer Deco
Sofia Kolokolnikova (b. 2011), daughter of actors Kseniya Rappoport and Yuri Kolokolnikov
Sofia Altaba (b. 2012), daughter of socialite Chabeli Iglesias and Christian Altaba
Sofia Vardy (b. 2014), daughter of footballer Jamie Vardy
Sofia Maria Selby (b. 2014), daughter of snooker player Mark Selby
Sofia Franchitti (b. 2015), daughter of racing driver Dario Franchitti
Sofia Crespo Leung (b. 2015), daughter of singer Gigi Leung and Sergio Crespo Gutes
Sofia Volya (b. 2015), daughter of actors Pavel Volya and Lyasan Utiasheva
Sofia Rita Fusaro (b. 2016), daughter of rugby union player Chris Fusaro
Sofia Steen (b. 2017), daughter of Norwegian singer JOWST
Sofia Mechetner (b. 2000), Israeli fashion model and face of Dior
Alexis Sofia Cuban, daughter of businessman Mark Cuban
Ella Sofia Gordon, daughter of racing driver Jeff Gordon
Lucia Sofia Ponti, daughter of Edoardo Ponti and Sasha Alexander
Sofia Conte (b. 2001), YouTuber and younger sister of Gabriel Conte.

Pop Culture References for the name Sofia

Sofia Johnson, character in Alice Walker's "The Color Purple"
Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres, character on TV's "Grey´s Anatomy"
Sofia Balthazar, Princess of Enchancia, main character on animated series "Sofia the First"
Sofia Constantinas, character in Wonder Woman comics
Sofia Curtis, character on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
Sofia Dupre, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Sofia Lamb, character in video game BioShock 2
"Sofia Petrovna," novel by Lydia Chukovskaya and its main character
Sofia Sartor, character in video game Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Sofia Rikkin, character in the film "Assassin's Creed"
Sofia Serrano, character in film "Vanilla Sky"
Sofia "Fifi" García, character in "How the García Girls Lost Their Accents" by Julia Alvarez
Sofia Kowalski, character in movie "The Ex"
Sofia Flores, main character in Danielle Vega's "The Merciless"
Sofia Bjergsen, character in video game The Sims 4
Sofia Lombardi/Cristina Quadri, main character from the Argentinian film "Captive"
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia means princess, royal gem
Sofia Rodriguez, character on TV's "Young & Hungry"



DangerSnowman Says:


What's the downside?

DangerSnowman Says:


YES!! My name's Sofia, but I know way more Sophias. Nameberry should make a poll for which spelling people prefer.

GenEric Says:


I love this name, particularly this spelling. However, it's way too popular. Let's just put it on the backburner for the next 20 years.

Ashley Zhang Says:


Well in a book of mine a girl is called Sofia and she is so-on-fire (I mean she is really hot for a 13-year-old)

cabosanmucus Says:


Officially, this is the most popular girl's name in the entire world. More popular than Emma. Sofia is number one in 8 countries, if you add Sophia to the mix we're reaching singularity.

sunshinexoxo Says:


Ah, I STRONGLY dislike this name. It looks too much like SOFA

Myanover Says:


It is a very common name

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


While he French variation Sophie is my favourite, ever since I was young I have liked Sofia more than Sophia. Don't get me wrong Sophia is a beautiful name, but personally I prefer Sofia.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Though it may be overused, I vastly prefer this to Sophia. I don't know. I just find it more visually appealing than the -ph in Sophia.

jaz.fortune Says:


I understand why it's popular. It's so pretty. I think this name will start to fall in popularity in a year or two. I don't really care about popularity, if you love it then use it :)

KaterinaEatsPeople Says:


Personally not a fan of "Sofia" or "Sophia" the name sounds too basic and sounds far too much like a name for a puppy or a kitten to me. But that's just me.

aquadoll Says:


I know someone with this name who pronounces it so-fire

GuineapigGirl15 Says:


I love the meaning. ;)

EvaThyssen Says:


Here in Chile is full of baby Sofías. It's a beautiful name, but I'm tired of it. Give Sofía/Sophie/Sophia a break.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Some peoople seek this spelling as an alternative to the very popular Sophia, but it's the still the same name, just spelled differently. Call her name, little Sophias and Sofias will look up. It is also still very popular too, being in the top 20. Of course, you should use what your heart is set on, but if you want a more unique name, I would advise you keep looking.
Just my thoughts. :)

Guest Says:


For whatever reason, I like this way more than Sophia.