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305k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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180
in the U.S.
in 2010

Sophia

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109k Sofia (Spanish)
105k Sophie (French)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 138 138 0
1881 122 122 0
1882 179 179 0
1883 159 159 0
1884 170 170 0
1885 185 185 0
1886 218 218 0
1887 192 192 0
1888 251 251 0
1889 251 251 0
1890 245 245 0
1891 220 220 0
1892 241 241 0
1893 247 247 0
1894 276 276 0
1895 259 259 0
1896 278 278 0
1897 278 278 0
1898 240 240 0
1899 238 238 0
1900 259 259 0
1901 221 221 0
1902 256 256 0
1903 213 213 0
1904 230 230 0
1905 237 237 0
1906 247 247 0
1907 265 265 0
1908 276 276 0
1909 256 256 0
1910 271 271 0
1911 272 272 0
1912 397 397 0
1913 429 429 0
1914 548 548 0
1915 692 692 0
1916 697 697 0
1917 703 698 5
1918 629 629 0
1919 604 604 0
1920 545 545 0
1921 489 489 0
1922 391 391 0
1923 369 369 0
1924 357 357 0
1925 288 288 0
1926 234 234 0
1927 240 240 0
1928 195 195 0
1929 169 169 0
1930 152 152 0
1931 133 133 0
1932 132 132 0
1933 103 103 0
1934 112 107 5
1935 101 101 0
1936 98 98 0
1937 104 104 0
1938 88 88 0
1939 99 99 0
1940 105 105 0
1941 107 107 0
1942 81 81 0
1943 104 104 0
1944 104 104 0
1945 103 103 0
1946 106 106 0
1947 108 108 0
1948 112 112 0
1949 122 122 0
1950 109 109 0
1951 153 153 0
1952 110 110 0
1953 131 131 0
1954 112 112 0
1955 152 152 0
1956 121 121 0
1957 188 188 0
1958 226 226 0
1959 277 277 0
1960 262 262 0
1961 324 324 0
1962 486 486 0
1963 523 523 0
1964 476 470 6
1965 508 508 0
1966 589 589 0
1967 601 601 0
1968 551 546 5
1969 594 594 0
1970 582 582 0
1971 593 593 0
1972 485 485 0
1973 455 455 0
1974 387 387 0
1975 386 381 5
1976 367 367 0
1977 434 434 0
1978 411 411 0
1979 490 490 0
1980 642 642 0
1981 1,237 1,232 5
1982 1,160 1,160 0
1983 1,201 1,194 7
1984 1,083 1,083 0
1985 1,106 1,097 9
1986 1,066 1,060 6
1987 1,127 1,122 5
1988 1,168 1,163 5
1989 1,073 1,058 15
1990 1,130 1,125 5
1991 1,259 1,259 0
1992 1,353 1,353 0
1993 1,498 1,498 0
1994 1,620 1,613 7
1995 1,763 1,763 0
1996 2,518 2,513 5
1997 3,644 3,639 5 #94 girl name
1998 4,311 4,305 6 #73 girl name
1999 5,428 5,422 6 #53 girl name
2000 6,568 6,562 6 #42 girl name
2001 7,167 7,158 9 #37 girl name
2002 8,669 8,663 6 #27 girl name
2003 9,696 9,683 13 #20 girl name
2004 10,955 10,915 40 #15 girl name
2005 12,683 12,667 16 #12 girl name
2006 13,518 13,496 22 #9 girl name
2007 17,036 17,018 18 #6 girl name
2008 16,087 16,075 12 #7 girl name
2009 16,938 16,929 9 #4 girl name
2010 20,649 20,623 26 #2 girl name
2011 21,847 21,824 23 #1 girl name
2012 22,297 22,279 18 #1 girl name
2013 21,196 21,171 25 #1 girl name
2014 18,580 18,563 17 #3 girl name
2015 17,341 17,327 14 #3 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Sophia

  • How many people with the first name Sophia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 305,237 babies born with the first name Sophia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sophia to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sophia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 138 new born babies.
  • When was Sophia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sophia is Monday, October 15th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Sophia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sophia was in 2012 with a total of 22,279 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sophia!
  • Random Sophia Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sophia ranks 2nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 771 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Sophia: Your name in reverse order is Aihpos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aspioh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sophia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 180 people with the last name Sophia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sophia? Sophia is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Popularity of Sophia as a last name

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Common last names for Sophia

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Nelson
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Young
  • Lewis
  • Baker
  • Meyer
  • Taylor

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sophia U.S.
  White 78.89% 64.26%
  African American 3.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 13.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sophia

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Sophia

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

From Ancient Greek σοφία (sophía, “wisdom”).

  1. A female given name, borne by an early Christian saint, and by European royalty.
  2. (Gnosticism) An aeon (a form of divine being) in the Gnostic tradition.

See Sophy

  1. Archaic spelling of Sophy. (title of a Safavid dynasty shah):

    Sophia was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, and Swedish

    Sophia Bush

    Sophia Bush is an actress, director, activist, and spokesperson with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Sophia was born in 1982 as Sophia Anna Bush in Pasadena, California, U.S.

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    Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1950 to present. Sophia was born in 1934 as Sofia Villani Scicolone in Rome, Italy.

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    Sophia Myles

    Sophia Myles is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Sophia was born in 1980 in London, England.

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    Sylvia Sidney

    Sylvia Sidney is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1926 to 1998. Sylvia was born in 1910 as Sophia Kosow in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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    Sophia Wezer

    Sophia was born in 1972.

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    Sophia Karyoti

    Sophia was born in 1982.

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    Other Inspirations for the Name Sophia

    Sophia Amoruso
    Sophia Body
    Sophia Lucia
    Sophia Tolli
    Sophia Grace
    Sophia Hardison
    Sophia Webster

    What does the name Sophia mean?

    Sis for serious, not always joking.

    Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

    Pis for pioneer, your adventuresome spirit.

    His for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

    Iis for interest, you show in others.

    Ais for adorable, how precious

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