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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sofiya

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  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Sofiya is of English origin and means "Wisdom".
  • A user from Bahrain says the name Sofiya is of English Greek origin and means "Wisdom".
  • A user from Canada says the name Sofiya is of Unknown origin and means "Wise".
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Notable Persons Named Sofiya

Sofia Rotaru is a singer-songwriter, record producer, film producer, fashion designer, dancer, and actress. She holds the title Rodina". She has had major accomplishments since 1968. Sofia was given the name Sofiya Mykhaylivna Rotaru on August 7th, 1947 in Marshyntsi.


Sofi Marinova is a pop-folk, ethno-pop, dance, and dance music musician. She was most active from 1992 to present. Sofi was given the name Sofiya Marinova Kamenova on December 5th, 1975 in Sofia.


Sofiya was born on June 8th, 1985 in Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. Sofiya is also known as Velikaya and Sofya.


Sofiya Vasilyevna Kalistratova was a soviet public defense lawyer in trials of soviet dissidents, public defender, soviet dissidents, and sovietpublic defense lawyerin trials ofsoviet dissidents. Sofiya was born in 1907 in Rylsk, Russia. She breathed her last breath on December 5th, 1989.


Sofiya was born in 1967.


Sofiya was born in 1894. She left this life in 1972.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1998 6 6 0
1999 10 10 0
2000 5 5 0
2001 12 12 0
2002 15 15 0
2003 17 17 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 33 33 0
2006 42 42 0
2007 33 33 0
2008 52 52 0
2009 48 48 0
2010 47 47 0
2011 67 67 0
2012 46 46 0
2013 58 58 0
2014 61 61 0
2015 49 49 0
2016 53 53 0
2017 38 38 0

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Popularity of Sofiya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Sofiya

  • How Popular is the name Sofiya? Sofiya is the 13,164th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sofiya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 706 babies born with the first name Sofiya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sofiya to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sofiya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sofiya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sofiya is Monday, July 1st, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Sofiya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sofiya was in 2011 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Sofiya Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sofiya is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Sofiya: Your name in reverse order is Ayifos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Syifoa. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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