Russian and Scandinavian variation of Sophia

Sonia Origin and Meaning

The name Sonia is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Russian, Ukrainian origin meaning "wisdom".
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.
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Famous People Named Sonia

  • Sonia Gandhi (born Edvige Antonia Albina Maino)Italian,Indian politician, widow of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
  • Sonia RykielFrench fashion designer
  • Sonia Maria SotomayorU.S. Supreme Court justice
  • Sonia DelaunayFrench artist
  • Sonia O'SullivanIrish Olympic runner
  • Sonia (Evans)English pop singer
  • SONiA (Rutstein)American singer,songwriter
  • Sonia ToddAustralian actress
  • Sonia Yesenia Cruz (Ayala)Miss El Salvador Universe 2010
  • Sonia McMahonAustralian socialite, widow of William McMahon
  • Sonia Phyllis Hurwitzbirth name of Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist and puppeteer ("Lamb Chop")
  • Sonia BragaBrazilian actress

Sonia in Pop Culture

  • Sonia Nevermindprincess in Japanese game "Super Dangan Ronpa 2"
  • Sonia Fowlercharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Sonia Strummcharacter in the Mega Man Star Force video game series
  • Sonia Alcanacharacter in DC Universe
  • SoniaHindi for "my love."
  • Sonia Wyattdaughter of Leslie Knope on TV's "Parks and Recreation".
  • Soniaduck in Disney's animated adaptation of "Peter and the Wolf"
  • Soniacharacter in Japanese games "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield"

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