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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Sofonias

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  • According to a user from Ethiopia, the name Sofonias is of Hebrew origin and means "God has kept".
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Borrowing from Latin Sophonias, from Hebrew צפניה.

  1. (biblical) Zephaniah (book of the Old Testament)
  2. (biblical) Zephaniah (a prophet)

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Fun Facts about the name Sofonias

  • When was the first name Sofonias first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sofonias is Sunday, December 3rd, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Sofonias? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sofonias. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sofonias: Your name in reverse order is Sainofos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Assfnoio. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sofonias born Dec 12, 2017

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 Southern Africa approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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