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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 Greek Baby Names for Modern Kids and discussed in our forums with posts like "Initials - Twins".

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 Smith (1803-76), elder sister of Mormon leader Joseph Smith
Sophronia Woodruff Dews, founder of Alpha Delta Pi sorority

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