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Gender: Female Meaning of Sophie: "wisdom" Origin of Sophie: French variation of Sophia Sophie's Popularity in 2017: #106

The name Sophie is a girl's name of French, Greek origin meaning "wisdom". Sophie is ranked #106 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

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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, Duchess of Wessex is the wife of Britain's Prince Edward, and her name is scattered throughout European royal history.

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 Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, birth name of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia
Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 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 Cecilie, sovereign Princess consort of William of Albania
Sophie Blanchard (born Marie Madeleine-Sophie Armant), French balloonist; wife of Jean-Pierre Blanchard
(Carin) Sophie Adlersparre, Swedish feminist
Sophie Flack, America novelist and dancer
Sophie Tucker (born Sonya Kalish), American actress and singer
Sophie Sumner, English model
(Marie-)Sophie Germain, French mathematician
Sophie Marceau (born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu), French actress
Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor, English singer-songwriter
Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones, Countess of Wessex, wife of Britain's Prince Edward
Sophie, Princess of Greece and Denmark; sister of Britain's Prince Philip
Sophie Kinsella (born Madeleine Sophie Wickham), English novelist
Sophie Lowe, English actress
Sophie Zelmani, Swedish singer-songwriter
Sophie Vavasseur, Irish actress
(Marie-)Sophie Nelisse, Canadian actress
Sophie Nyweide, American actress
Sophie Charlene Akland Monk, Australian singer of group Bardot
Sophie McShera, British actress
Sophie Irene Loeb, American journalist and activist
Sophie Okonedo, British actress
Sophie Hannah, English poet and novelist
Sopho "Sophie" Shevardnadze, Russian journalist;granddaughter of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze
Sophie Tamiko Oda, American actress
Sophie Auster, American singer-songwriter
Sophie Dahl, English model, novelist, granddaughter of novelist Roald Dahl; inspiration for Sophie in "The BFG"
Sophie Quinton, French actress
Sophie Lara Winkleman, English actress
Sophie Wu, British actress
Sophie Dee, Welsh actress
Sophie Ward, English actress; daughter of actor Simon Ward
Sophie Ballantine Hawkins, American singer-songwriter
Sophia "Sophie" Choudry, British actress, singer and VJ
Sophie Evans, Welsh singer and actress
Sophie Grégoire, Canadian TV host; wife of politician Justin Trudeau
Sophie Gengembre Anderson, French-British painter
Sophie Delila, French singer-songwriter
Sophie Marguerite Daguin, French ballerina
Hester Sophia Frances "Sophie" Grigson, English cookbook writer
Sophie Magdalena Scholl, German anti-Nazi revolutionary
Sophie Calle, French writer and photographer
Sophie Braslau, American operatic contralto
Sophie Thibault, Canadian TV journalist
Sophie Aldred, English actress
Sophie Louise Anderton, English model
Sophie Antonie Luise Schröder, German actress
Sophie Blake, English TV presenter
Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist
Sophie Turner, Australian model
Sophie Turner, English actress
Sophie Lawrence, English actress
Sophie Thompson, English actress; sister of actress Emma Thompson
Sophie Lee, Australian actress
(Maria) Sophie von La Roche, German novelist
Sophie Kennedy Clark, Scottish actress
Sophie Politt-Cohen, American author
Sophie Rundle, English actress
Sophie Rostopchine, Countess of Ségur, French children's novelist
Sophie Price, English glamour model; sister of model Katie Price
Sophie Cookson, English actress
Sophie Muller, American music video director
Sophie Clarke, American reality TV personality of "Survivor"
Sophie Wilson (born Roger Wilson), English computer scientist
Sophie Kasaei, British Reality TV personality of "Geordie Shore"
Sophie Briard-Auconie, French MEP
Sophie Joissains, French Senator
Sophia Helena "Sophie" in 't Veld, Dutch MEP
Sophie Jane Raworth, English broadcast journalist
Sophia Theresa "Sophie" Pemberton, Canadian painter
(Maria) Sophie Weber, Austrian singer; sister-in-law of composer W.A. Mozart
Sophie, Princess of Sweden (Sofia Vilhelmina Katarina Maria Lovisa Charlotta Anna), Grand Duchess of Baden
Sophie Caroline Marie, Princess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Sophie Marie Franziska Antonia Ignatia Alberta, Princess of Hohenberg, daughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
Sophie Friederike Dorothea Wilhelmine, Princess of Bavaria; Archduchess Franz Karl of Austria; twin of sister Maria Anna Leopoldine Elisabeth Wilhelmine
Sophie Augustine Ida Karoline Pauline Agnes Elisabeth Ernestine, Princess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Sophie Antoinette, Princess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld; great-grandmother of Queen Victoria
Sophie, Princess of the Netherlands (Wilhelmine Marie Sophie Louise); daughter of William II; one-time Dutch heir to the throne
Sophie Caroline Marie Wilhelmine, Princess of Luxembourg; daughter of Grand Duke William IV
Sophie Hunter, English theatre director; wife of Benedict Cumberbatch
Sophie Diana Schmidt, Canadian 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 al-Abdul (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

Pop Culture References for the name Sophie

Sophie Sheridan, character in novel "The One Apart" by author Justine Avery
Sophie Zawistowska, main character in William Styron's "Sophie's Choice"
Sophia "Sophie" Collins Ashdown Lightwood, character in the Infernal Devices trilogy
Sophie Fatale, character in the Kill Bill film series
Sophie Abramowitz, character in the "Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls" series
Sophie Hatter, character in 1986 fantasy book, and 2004 anime film "Howl's Moving Castle"
Sophie Devereaux, character on TV's "Leverage"
Sophie Martinez, character on TV's "Cory in the House"
Sophie Maes, character in movie "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People "
Sophie, main character in Roald Dahl's "The BFG"
Sophie Bergmann, character in video game "Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami o Tsugu Shōjo"
Sophie Burton, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Sophie Kowalsky, main character in movie "Love Me If You Dare"
Sophie Neveu, character in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code"
Sophie Newman, main character in Michael Scott's "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel"
Sophie Simpson, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Sophie Fairfax, character in Heather Vogel Frederick's Mother-Daughter Book Club series
Sophia "Sophie" Mercer, main character in Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
Sophie Oseransky, character in movie "The Whole Nine Yards"
Sophie Sheridan, character in musical "Mamma Mia"
Sophie Webster, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Sophie King, character in movie "Cyberbully"
Sophie Parker, main character on Canadian TV series "Sophie"
Sophie, Colonel Potter's horse on M*A*S*H
Sophie Elizabeth Foster, Main Character in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger
Sophie, from the School for Good and Evil book series
Sophie Amundsen, main character in "Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy" by Jostein Gaarder
Sophie, character in "Lights Out" by David F. Sandberg
Sophie, character in video game Tales of Graces
Sophie Neuenmuller, character in Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
Sophie Krustofsky, Krusty the Clown's daughter on TV's "The Simpsons"
Sophie Benjamin, character on TV's "H2O: Just Add Water"
Sophie, character in webcomic "The Rainstorm"
"Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker," TV movie
"Sophie Roux", song by the band Lady Danville
Sophie Cardona, character on Netflix's "Greenhouse Academy"
Sophie Battersea Greenaway, character in Joan Aiken's "Wolves Chronicles" series
Sophia "Sophie" Williams Aubrey, wife of Captain Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brian's "Aubrey-Maturin" series