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What does the name "Sophia" mean?

Sophia (Greek): Wisdom

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

S is for strength, there when needed.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

P is for passion, your fire!

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Aihpos". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hpoais". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sophia" is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 51 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1973. Across the entire United States a total of only 455 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Sophia popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sophia in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Sophia

Sophia Bush

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


Sophia Loren

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


Sophia Myles

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


Sylvia Sidney

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


Sophia Wezer

Sophia was born in 1972.


Sophia Karyoti

Sophia was born in 1982.


Past life for Sophia born Jan 18, 1945

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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