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Sonia

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 7 7 0
1896 5 5 0
1897 6 6 0
1898 5 5 0
1899 7 7 0
1900 8 8 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 9 9 0
1903 6 6 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 7 7 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 14 14 0
1908 16 16 0
1909 23 23 0
1910 20 20 0
1911 23 23 0
1912 37 37 0
1913 45 45 0
1914 57 57 0
1915 61 61 0
1916 66 66 0
1917 79 79 0
1918 104 104 0
1919 96 96 0
1920 76 76 0
1921 79 79 0
1922 79 79 0
1923 86 86 0
1924 97 97 0
1925 108 108 0
1926 134 134 0
1927 218 218 0
1928 184 184 0
1929 169 169 0
1930 167 167 0
1931 163 163 0
1932 198 198 0
1933 212 212 0
1934 235 235 0
1935 226 226 0
1936 251 251 0
1937 346 346 0
1938 429 429 0
1939 282 282 0
1940 299 299 0
1941 237 237 0
1942 249 249 0
1943 262 262 0
1944 202 202 0
1945 233 233 0
1946 223 223 0
1947 280 280 0
1948 273 273 0
1949 312 312 0
1950 332 332 0
1951 397 397 0
1952 442 442 0
1953 439 439 0
1954 535 535 0
1955 589 589 0
1956 631 626 5
1957 746 746 0
1958 839 839 0
1959 923 918 5
1960 957 950 7
1961 983 983 0
1962 1,025 1,025 0
1963 1,173 1,167 6
1964 1,222 1,222 0
1965 1,252 1,252 0
1966 1,537 1,527 10
1967 1,502 1,497 5
1968 1,566 1,566 0
1969 1,751 1,742 9
1970 1,778 1,768 10
1971 1,700 1,691 9
1972 1,622 1,613 9
1973 1,609 1,600 9
1974 1,591 1,580 11
1975 1,499 1,490 9
1976 1,565 1,554 11
1977 1,375 1,368 7
1978 1,275 1,265 10
1979 1,287 1,276 11
1980 1,261 1,252 9
1981 1,147 1,130 17
1982 1,060 1,047 13
1983 974 959 15
1984 935 927 8
1985 900 890 10
1986 857 857 0
1987 840 826 14
1988 794 783 11
1989 872 858 14
1990 878 867 11
1991 859 851 8
1992 814 814 0
1993 814 804 10
1994 711 711 0
1995 711 711 0
1996 638 638 0
1997 647 647 0
1998 635 635 0
1999 574 574 0
2000 532 532 0
2001 542 542 0
2002 519 519 0
2003 498 498 0
2004 514 514 0
2005 488 488 0
2006 481 481 0
2007 460 460 0
2008 423 423 0
2009 424 424 0
2010 392 392 0
2011 351 351 0
2012 328 328 0
2013 297 297 0
2014 283 283 0
2015 243 243 0

Fun Facts about the name Sonia

  • How many people with the first name Sonia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 64,872 babies born with the first name Sonia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sonia to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sonia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sonia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sonia is Wednesday, December 24th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Sonia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sonia was in 1970 with a total of 1,768 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sonia!
  • Random Sonia Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sonia ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 50 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Sonia: Your name in reverse order is Ainos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oanis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sonia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 437 people with the last name Sonia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sonia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sonia as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Sonia as a first name

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Popularity of Sonia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sonia U.S.
  White 53.09% 64.26%
  African American 19.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sonia

People with the last name Sonia are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sonia" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sonia as well as things modernly associated with the name Sonia such as celebrities named Sonia.

Slavic

Origin and Meaning of Sonia

The name "Sonia" is of Slavic origin, and it means "Wisdom". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name (the usual UK spelling of the name which is spelled Sonya in the US).

Sonia was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Name Sonia

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals fo. Sonia was born on June 25th, 1954.

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Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi is a Chairperson of the National Advisory Council, Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, President of the Indian National Congress, Member of Parliament, for Rae Bareli, for Amethi, Chairperson of theNational Advisory Council, Chairperson of theUnite. Sonia was born on December 9th, 1946 in Lusiana, Veneto, Italy.

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Sônia Braga

Sônia Braga is an actress. She has been prominent since 1967. Sônia was given the name Sônia Maria Campos Braga on June 8th, 1950 in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.

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Shari Lewis

Shari Lewis was a ventriloquist, puppeteer, author, children's television show host, and ventriloquism. She was most active from 1952 to 1998. Shari was given the name Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz on January 17th, 1933 in The Bronx. She breathed her last breath on August 2nd, 1998.

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Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel is a fashion designer. Sonia was given the name Sonia Flis on May 25th, 1930 in Paris, France.

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Sonia Kruger

Sonia Kruger is a nine network presenter, radio host, entertainment report journalist, nine network, and nine networkpresenter. Sonia was given the name Sonia Melissa Kruger on August 28th, 1965 in Toowoomba.

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  • Sonia Manzano
    (actress)
  • Sonia
    (musician)
  • Sonia Deepti
    (actor)
  • Sonia Hopkins
    (Spouse of the Prime Minister of Australia)
  • Sonia Rolland
    (beauty queen)
  • Sonia Sui
    (noteworthy person)
  • Viktor Lazlo
    (singer)
  • Sonia Gil
    (notable person)
  • Sonia Baby
    (famed somebody)
  • Sonia Gardner
    (hedge fund)
  • Sonia Chang-Díaz
    (teacher)
  • Sonia Prina
    (classical contralto)
  • Sonia Petrovna
    (dancer)
  • Susana Vieira
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sonia

Sonia

Sonia is a pop music musician. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 1989. Sonia was given the name Sonia Evans on February 13th, 1971 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

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What does the name Sonia mean?

Sis for strength, there when needed.

Ois for objective, always impartial

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

Iis for immense, are your great qualities

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

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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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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