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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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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)

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 Afinssoo. How do you pronounce that?

What Sofoniass Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Sofonias born May 2, 1993

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 Ukraine approximately on 1375. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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