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Origin: Bulgaria
Region Origin: Eastern Europe

Sonya is a feminine given name with Ukrainian and Russian origins, meaning "wisdom". It is derived from the Greek name Sophia, which also carries the same meaning. The name Sonya has many variations and spellings, including Sonia and Sonja, but all of these variations originate from the Greek name Sophia. The name has been popularized in the English-speaking world through characters in novels such as Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1866) and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1869).

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