- this week

Gender: Female Meaning of Sonia: "wisdom" Origin of Sonia: Russian and Scandinavian variation of Sophia Sonia's Popularity in 2017: #983

The name Sonia is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Russian, Ukrainian origin meaning "wisdom". Sonia is ranked #983 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".

From the experts:

Early European import, well known in the 1940s via Norwegian skating movie star Sonja Henie, that has sailed back across the Atlantic, despite the rising popularity of other Russian names.

Find other names based on Sonia using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Sonia

Sonia Gandhi (born Edvige Antonia Albina Maino), Italian-Indian politician, widow of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer
Sonia Maria Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court justice
Sonia Delaunay, French artist
Sonia O'Sullivan, Irish Olympic runner
Sonia (Evans), English pop singer
SONiA (Rutstein), American singer-songwriter
Sonia Todd, Australian actress
Sonia Yesenia Cruz (Ayala), Miss El Salvador Universe 2010
Sonia McMahon, Australian socialite, widow of William McMahon
Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz, birth name of Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist and puppeteer ("Lamb Chop")
Sonia Braga, Brazilian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Sonia

Sonia Nevermind, princess in Japanese game "Super Dangan Ronpa 2"
Sonia Fowler, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Sonia Strumm, character in the Mega Man Star Force video game series
Sonia Alcana, character in DC Universe
Sonia, Hindi for "my love."
Sonia Wyatt, daughter of Leslie Knope on TV's "Parks and Recreation".

Sunya, Sonnia, Sohnia, Sonica, Sondya, Sonna, Sonni, Sohnnja, Sonnja, Sonyae, Sonny, Sonya, Sonida, Sondja, Sonita, Sonnie, Sonnya

Sonia's International Variations

Sonje (German)