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Sophia

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • #247 All Time
  • #3 in 2014
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102k Sophie (French)
99k Sofia (Spanish)

How popular is the name "Sophia" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 138 138 0
1881 122 122 0
1882 179 179 0
1883 159 159 0
1884 170 170 0
1885 185 185 0
1886 218 218 0
1887 192 192 0
1888 251 251 0
1889 251 251 0
1890 245 245 0
1891 220 220 0
1892 241 241 0
1893 247 247 0
1894 276 276 0
1895 259 259 0
1896 278 278 0
1897 278 278 0
1898 240 240 0
1899 238 238 0
1900 259 259 0
1901 221 221 0
1902 256 256 0
1903 213 213 0
1904 230 230 0
1905 237 237 0
1906 247 247 0
1907 265 265 0
1908 276 276 0
1909 256 256 0
1910 271 271 0
1911 272 272 0
1912 397 397 0
1913 429 429 0
1914 548 548 0
1915 692 692 0
1916 697 697 0
1917 703 698 5
1918 629 629 0
1919 604 604 0
1920 545 545 0
1921 489 489 0
1922 391 391 0
1923 369 369 0
1924 357 357 0
1925 288 288 0
1926 234 234 0
1927 240 240 0
1928 195 195 0
1929 169 169 0
1930 152 152 0
1931 133 133 0
1932 132 132 0
1933 103 103 0
1934 112 107 5
1935 101 101 0
1936 98 98 0
1937 104 104 0
1938 88 88 0
1939 99 99 0
1940 105 105 0
1941 107 107 0
1942 81 81 0
1943 104 104 0
1944 104 104 0
1945 103 103 0
1946 106 106 0
1947 108 108 0
1948 112 112 0
1949 122 122 0
1950 109 109 0
1951 153 153 0
1952 111 111 0
1953 131 131 0
1954 112 112 0
1955 152 152 0
1956 121 121 0
1957 187 187 0
1958 227 227 0
1959 275 275 0
1960 262 262 0
1961 324 324 0
1962 485 485 0
1963 523 523 0
1964 476 470 6
1965 507 507 0
1966 589 589 0
1967 601 601 0
1968 551 546 5
1969 593 593 0
1970 582 582 0
1971 593 593 0
1972 485 485 0
1973 455 455 0
1974 387 387 0
1975 386 381 5
1976 366 366 0
1977 433 433 0
1978 412 412 0
1979 490 490 0
1980 642 642 0
1981 1,237 1,232 5
1982 1,160 1,160 0
1983 1,202 1,195 7
1984 1,083 1,083 0
1985 1,106 1,097 9
1986 1,066 1,060 6
1987 1,127 1,122 5
1988 1,168 1,163 5
1989 1,073 1,058 15
1990 1,130 1,125 5
1991 1,259 1,259 0
1992 1,353 1,353 0
1993 1,498 1,498 0
1994 1,620 1,613 7
1995 1,763 1,763 0
1996 2,518 2,513 5
1997 3,644 3,639 5 #94 girl name
1998 4,310 4,304 6 #73 girl name
1999 5,428 5,422 6 #53 girl name
2000 6,568 6,562 6 #42 girl name
2001 7,167 7,158 9 #37 girl name
2002 8,669 8,663 6 #27 girl name
2003 9,695 9,682 13 #20 girl name
2004 10,955 10,915 40 #15 girl name
2005 12,683 12,667 16 #12 girl name
2006 13,517 13,495 22 #9 girl name
2007 17,032 17,014 18 #6 girl name
2008 16,085 16,073 12 #7 girl name
2009 16,934 16,925 9 #4 girl name
2010 20,638 20,612 26 #2 girl name
2011 21,839 21,816 23 #1 girl name
2012 22,285 22,267 18 #1 girl name
2013 21,172 21,147 25 #1 girl name
2014 18,507 18,490 17 #3 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Sophia? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 287,751 babies born with the name Sophia in the United States. That's more than enough Sophias to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 138 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sophia" was in 2012 with a total of 22,267 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sophias)

According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sophia" ranks #46 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 262 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2000. Across the entire United States a total of 6,568 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sophia" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sophia as well as things modernly associated with the name Sophia such as celebrities named Sophia.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Sophia

The name "Sophia" is of Greek origin, and it means "Wisdom". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush is an actress, director, activist, and spokesperson with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Sophia was born in 1982 as Sophia Anna Bush in Pasadena, California, U.S.

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Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1950 to present. Sophia was born in 1934 as Sofia Villani Scicolone in Rome, Italy.

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Sophia Myles

Sophia Myles is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Sophia was born in 1980 in London, England.

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Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1926 to 1998. Sylvia was born in 1910 as Sophia Kosow in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Sophia Wezer

Sophia was born in 1972.

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Sophia Karyoti

Sophia was born in 1982.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

P is for popular, that you are!

H is for heart, warm and loving.

I is for interest, you show in others.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Aihpos". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Shoaip". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Sophia born Feb 1, 1951

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North Europe approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Name poster for Sophia

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