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Sofia

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118k
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since 1880
Last Name
981
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sofia mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sofia

"Sofia" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Wisdom". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. Capital and largest city of Bulgaria located in western Bulgaria
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Bulgarian София (Sofija, “Sophie, Sophia”), named after the Church of St. Sofia.

  1. The capital city of Bulgaria.

A less common spelling, borrowed from continental Europe, of the given name Sophia.

  1. A female given name.

    Sofia was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Sofia

    Sofia Boutella is a dance, model (people), actor, dancer, model, and actress. She was most active from 1998 to present. Sofia was born on April 3rd, 1982 in Bab El Oued. Sofia is also known as Boutella, Sophia; Boutella, and Sofía (Spanish).

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    Sofía Vergara is an actress, comedian, model, television host, and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Sofía was born on July 10th, 1972 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

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    She was most prominent from 1972 to present. Sofia was given the name Sofia Carmina Coppola by her parents Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola on May 14th, 1971. Sofia is also known as Domino Coppola.

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    Sophia Loren is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1950. Sophia was given the name Sofia Villani Scicolone on September 20th, 1934 in Rome. Sophia is also known as Sofia Lazzaro and Sofia Scicolone.

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    Sofia Carson is a singer and actress. She has been prominent since 2014. Sofia was given the name Sofía Daccarett Char on April 10th, 1993 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

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    Sofia Black D'Elia is an actor and actress. They were most prominent from 2009 to present. Sofia was born on December 24th, 1991 in Clifton, New Jersey.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sofia

    Sofía is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 2014. Sofía was born as the child of Paul of Greece and Frederica of Hanover on November 2nd, 1938 in Psychiko.

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    She holds the title Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland, Princess ofSweden, and Duchess ofVärmland. Princess was born on December 6th, 1984 in Danderyds sjukhus.

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    Yara Sofia is a drag queen, make-up artist, reality television personality, reality television, and reality televisionpersonality. Yara was given the name Gabriel Burgos Ortiz on May 8th, 1984 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    She holds the title Yang Amat Mulia. Raja was born as the child of Azlan Shah of Perak on June 24th, 1961 in Penang.

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    Sharifah Sofia is an actress. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Sharifah was given the name Sharifah Sofia binti Syed Hussein on July 28th, 1985 in Liverpool.

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    Raquel Sofía is a latin pop musician. She has been prominent since 2012.

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    How popular is the baby name Sofia in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1881 6 6 0
    1886 10 10 0
    1887 5 5 0
    1888 12 12 0
    1889 12 12 0
    1890 8 8 0
    1891 14 14 0
    1892 15 15 0
    1893 10 10 0
    1894 7 7 0
    1895 12 12 0
    1896 11 11 0
    1897 5 5 0
    1898 21 21 0
    1899 10 10 0
    1900 17 17 0
    1901 14 14 0
    1902 12 12 0
    1903 11 11 0
    1904 11 11 0
    1905 9 9 0
    1906 19 19 0
    1907 17 17 0
    1908 18 18 0
    1909 38 38 0
    1910 37 37 0
    1911 33 33 0
    1912 32 32 0
    1913 42 42 0
    1914 38 38 0
    1915 44 44 0
    1916 52 52 0
    1917 58 58 0
    1918 44 44 0
    1919 49 49 0
    1920 60 60 0
    1921 64 64 0
    1922 57 57 0
    1923 61 61 0
    1924 68 68 0
    1925 76 76 0
    1926 47 47 0
    1927 64 64 0
    1928 71 71 0
    1929 60 60 0
    1930 78 78 0
    1931 60 60 0
    1932 37 37 0
    1933 47 47 0
    1934 35 35 0
    1935 49 49 0
    1936 43 43 0
    1937 23 23 0
    1938 39 39 0
    1939 43 43 0
    1940 46 46 0
    1941 31 31 0
    1942 24 24 0
    1943 39 39 0
    1944 36 36 0
    1945 33 33 0
    1946 35 35 0
    1947 51 51 0
    1948 39 39 0
    1949 46 46 0
    1950 55 55 0
    1951 45 45 0
    1952 38 38 0
    1953 48 48 0
    1954 51 51 0
    1955 54 54 0
    1956 44 44 0
    1957 56 56 0
    1958 59 59 0
    1959 64 64 0
    1960 69 69 0
    1961 67 67 0
    1962 78 78 0
    1963 84 84 0
    1964 91 91 0
    1965 90 90 0
    1966 96 96 0
    1967 104 104 0
    1968 90 90 0
    1969 128 128 0
    1970 125 125 0
    1971 157 157 0
    1972 132 132 0
    1973 139 139 0
    1974 149 144 5
    1975 157 157 0
    1976 159 159 0
    1977 191 191 0
    1978 177 177 0
    1979 194 194 0
    1980 191 191 0
    1981 266 266 0
    1982 240 240 0
    1983 261 261 0
    1984 251 251 0
    1985 264 264 0
    1986 243 243 0
    1987 314 314 0
    1988 281 281 0
    1989 328 320 8
    1990 348 348 0
    1991 449 449 0
    1992 453 453 0
    1993 558 558 0
    1994 510 510 0
    1995 607 607 0
    1996 767 767 0
    1997 1,183 1,183 0
    1998 1,346 1,346 0
    1999 1,608 1,603 5
    2000 2,093 2,093 0
    2001 2,288 2,288 0
    2002 3,059 3,059 0
    2003 3,486 3,486 0 #97 girl name
    2004 4,491 4,474 17 #69 girl name
    2005 5,167 5,161 6 #52 girl name
    2006 5,087 5,078 9 #55 girl name
    2007 6,052 6,044 8 #35 girl name
    2008 5,987 5,980 7 #36 girl name
    2009 5,689 5,689 0 #36 girl name
    2010 6,332 6,325 7 #26 girl name
    2011 7,325 7,325 0 #19 girl name
    2012 7,832 7,826 6 #18 girl name
    2013 9,167 9,157 10 #13 girl name
    2014 9,593 9,584 9 #12 girl name
    2015 9,690 9,681 9 #14 girl name
    2016 9,142 9,134 8 #14 girl name

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    Popularity of Sofia as a first name

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    Popularity of Sofia as a last name

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    Common last names for Sofia

    • Martinez
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    • Flores
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    Common first names for Sofia

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sofia U.S.
      White 84.61% 64.26%
      African American 1.12% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 11.42% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sofia

    People with the last name Sofia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Sofia

    • How Popular is the name Sofia? Sofia is the 574th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Sofia was the 14th most popular name. As a last name Sofia was the 25,255th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Sofia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 118,154 babies born with the first name Sofia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sofia to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sofia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Sofia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sofia is Friday, July 1st, 1870.
    • What year had the most people named Sofia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sofia was in 2015 with a total of 9,681 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sofia!
    • Random Sofia Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sofia ranks 48th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 74 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2015.
    • Weird things about the name Sofia: Your name in reverse order is Aifos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ifoas. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Sofia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 981 people with the last name Sofia.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sofia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sofia as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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