Sophia

Pronunciation: so-hphe-e-a-h
Origin: Greece
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Sophia is a popular girl's name that originates from the Greek word σοφία, meaning "wisdom". The name has its roots in Hellenistic, Platonic, and Gnostic concepts, denoting cleverness, intelligence, and wisdom. It also forms the root of the word "philosophy," which means "love of wisdom". Sophia has become widely popular in the contemporary English-speaking world due to its graceful femininity and European flair. The name Sophia has a rich history and cultural significance. It was first recorded in the beginning of the 4th century and is a common female name in Eastern Orthodox countries. The name was popularized in Britain by the German House of Hanover in the 18th century. Additionally, Sophia is associated with St. Sophia, a saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred during the reign of an emperor. The name has also been used in literature, such as in Henry Fielding's novel "Tom Jones" and George Eliot's "The Vicar of Wakefield". Today, Sophia remains a popular name for girls, exuding sophistication and beauty.

Sophia Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Sophia is currently #54 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Sophia is currently #21 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Sophia is currently #24 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-female Girl Nature: Sophia is currently #14 on Kiindred Girl Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Sophia is currently #52 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Sophia is currently #21 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Sophia

  • Sophia Loren: Sophia Loren is an Italian actress and singer widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of cinema, known for her roles in "Two Women," "Marriage Italian Style," and "A Special Day."