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

The name Sophronia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "sensible, prudent". Sophronia and is often added to lists like Steampunk Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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 Zulema Wilson Wagoner, American missionary and social worker
Sophronia Smith, sister of American Mormon leader Joseph Smith
Sophronia Woodruff Dews, American founder of Alpha Delta Pi sorority
Sophronia Bucklin, American Civil War nurse
Sophronia Ann Hurd Terwilliger, American pioneer in Oregon

Pop Culture References for the name Sophronia

First used by Boccaccio in The Decameron (1350)
Sofronia, lover of Olinde in Tasso's epic Jerusalem Delivered (1580)
Sophronia Sphynx, character in The Old Curiosity Shop (1841) by Charles Dickens
Sophronia Angelina Temminnick, spunky heroine of Gail Carriger's steampunk Finishing School series
Safronia, the second woman in Nina Simone's song "Four Women"
Sophronius, name of several saints
Sophronia, city name in Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities"

Sofronia, Soffrona


TechnoKitten Says:


I adore this name

saoirse123 Says:


Has a weird appeal to me: it feels dusty, with lots of starch in the collar, but still has one foot in the modern world. Definitely needs a nickname if it was used as a first.

Burblebeezus Says:


Saphronia is my daughter & her Grandmother's name.

kxlly0614 Says:


Sounds like some cheap drug store shampoo or soap.

kpearl8 Says:


"so-FROH-nee-uh" I believe

Katherine Harrington Says:


How does one pronounce this name?

snowsbeloved Says:


More like a fresh take on Sophia... Not for me, but I like it!

Vespertinerose Says:


Its similar to Sophronisba/Sofonisba yet has the look and feel of Serephina but the familiarity of Sophia.