Sofia Origin and Meaning

The name Sofia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "wisdom".
Sofia is a variation of the Greek name Sophia, which was derived directly from sophia, the Greek word for wisdom. It was the name of a Roman saint—the mother of Faith, Hope, and Charity—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 streamlined Sofia spelling is widely used throughout Europe, in Italy, Spain, and throughout Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The Disney Junior show Sofia The First gave Sofia an elegant, royal feel.

Variants and diminutives of the name include Sophie, Sofie, Sonia, Zosia and Vivi.
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Famous People Named Sofia

  • Sofía Margarita Victoria FedericaQueen consort of Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • Sofia Carmina CoppolaAmerican film director/producer
  • Sofia Margarita VergaraColombian actress
  • Sofia Black D'EliaAmerican actress
  • Sofia Vladimirovna VassilievaAmerican actress
  • Sofia Roma RubinoAmerican actress
  • Sofia Villani Scicolonebirth name of Sophia Loren, Italian actress
  • (Lena) Sofia Alexandra ArvidssonSwedish tennis player
  • Sofia MilosItalian/Greek actress
  • Sofia Carson (born Sofía Daccarett Char)American actress and singer
  • Sofia Christine HuertaMexican,American soccer player
  • Sofia BoutellaAlgerian actress and dancer
  • Sofiya "Sofia" Mykhaylivna YevdokymenkoRotaru, Russian pop singer
  • (Johanna) Sofia Blåsippa KarlssonSwedish folk singer,songwriter
  • Daniela Sofia Korn RuahPortuguese,American actress
  • Sofia Kristina HellqvistPrincess of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland
  • Sofia Vilhelmiina Mäkkylädaughter of Miss Europe 1976 Ritta Väisänen and Erik Mäkkylä
  • Sofia Richiedaughter of singer Lionel Richie
  • SofiaPrincess of Bulgaria, daughter of Prince Konstantin,Assen of Vidin; twin of brother Umberto
  • Sofia Grace Macydaughter of actors Felicity Huffman and William Macy
  • Sofia Valastrodaughter 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 Cubandaughter of businessman Mark Cuban
  • Ella Sofia Gordondaughter of racing driver Jeff Gordon
  • Lucia Sofia Pontidaughter of Edoardo Ponti and Sasha Alexander
  • Sofia Conte (b. 2001)YouTuber and younger sister of Gabriel Conte.

Sofia in Pop Culture

  • Sofia Angelica Herreramain female character in Scarlett Avery’s book “Undeniable Lust”.
  • Sofia Johnsoncharacter in Alice Walker's "The Color Purple"
  • Sofia Robbin Sloan Torrescharacter on TV's "Grey´s Anatomy"
  • Sofia BalthazarPrincess of Enchancia, main character on animated series "Sofia the First"
  • Sofia Constantinascharacter in Wonder Woman comics
  • Sofia "Fia" Darkecharacter in Elise Noble's Blackwood Security series
  • Sofia Curtischaracter on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
  • Sofia Duprecharacter on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
  • Sofia Lambcharacter in video game BioShock 2
  • "Sofia Petrovna" novel by Lydia Chukovskaya and its main character
  • Sofia Sartorcharacter in video game Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • Sofia Rikkincharacter in the film "Assassin's Creed"
  • Sofia Serranocharacter in film "Vanilla Sky"
  • Sofia "Fifi" Garcíacharacter in "How the García Girls Lost Their Accents" by Julia Alvarez
  • Sofia Kowalskicharacter in movie "The Ex"
  • Sofia Floresmain character in Danielle Vega's "The Merciless"
  • Sofia Bjergsencharacter in video game The Sims 4
  • Sofia Lombardi/Cristina Quadrimain character from the Argentinian film "Captive"
  • SofiaBulgaria
  • Sofia means princessroyal gem
  • Sofia Rodriguezcharacter on TV's "Young & Hungry"

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