Sophie

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108k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Sophie

"Sophie" is a name of French origin, and it means "Wisdom". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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The French equivalent, and also an English pet form, of Sophia, from Ancient Greek σοφία (sophía, “wisdom”).

  1. A female given name.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Sophia.

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

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

    Notable Persons Named Sophie

    Sophie Turner is an actress. Their ongoing career started in 2011. Sophie was born on February 21st, 1996 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

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    Sophie Hunter is a theatre and opera director, playwright, and list of opera directors. Sophie was given the name Sophie Irene Hunter on March 16th, 1978 in Hammersmith, London, UK.

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    Sophie Marceau is an actress, author, director, and screenwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Sophie was given the name Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu on November 17th, 1966 in Paris.

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    Sophie is royalty. She holds the title Countess of Wessex([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Earl of Wessex. Sophie was born on January 20th, 1965 in Radcliffe Infirmary.

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    Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a pop music, electropop, house music, dance-pop, disco, alternative rock, and pop rock musician. She was most active from 1997 to present. Sophie was given the name Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor on April 10th, 1979. Sophie is also known as The Dance Queen and Mademoiselle EB.

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    Sophie Cookson is an actress. She was most active from 2013 to present. Sophie was born on May 15th, 1990.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sophie

    Sophie is royalty. She holds the title Countess of Wessex([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Earl of Wessex. Sophie was born on January 20th, 1965 in Radcliffe Infirmary.

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    Princess Sophie was royalty. She holds the title Princess of Greece, Denmark, Princess of Hesse, and Princess of Hanover. Princess was born as the child of Prince Andrew of Greece, Denmark, and Princess Alice of Battenberg on June 26th, 1914 in Villa Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece. She died on November 3rd, 2001.

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    Ann Sophie is a pop music, contemporary r&b, and soul music musician. She was most prominent from 2011 to present. Ann was given the name Ann-Sophie Dürmeyer on September 1st, 1990 in London. Ann is also known as Ann Sophie.

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    She holds the title Duchess of Louvois. Madame was born as the child of Louis XV of France and Marie Leszczyńska on July 27th, 1734 in Palace of Versailles. She passed away on March 2nd, 1782.

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    Princess Anna Sophie was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and List of Saxon consorts. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1745 to 1764. Princess was born as the child of Louis Frederick I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and Anna Sophie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg on September 9th, 1700 in Rudolstadt. She passed away on December 11th, 1780.

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    La Grande Sophie is a pop music, rock music, and chanson musician. She was most active from 1997 to 1997. La was given the name Sophie Huriaux on July 18th, 1969 in Thionville. La is also known as LGS and Sophie Huriaux.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1880 83 83 0
    1881 78 78 0
    1882 110 110 0
    1883 103 103 0
    1884 120 120 0
    1885 125 125 0
    1886 156 156 0
    1887 149 149 0
    1888 171 171 0
    1889 172 172 0
    1890 206 206 0
    1891 203 203 0
    1892 203 203 0
    1893 235 235 0
    1894 234 234 0
    1895 240 240 0
    1896 258 258 0
    1897 308 308 0
    1898 259 259 0
    1899 278 278 0
    1900 338 338 0
    1901 324 324 0
    1902 279 279 0
    1903 311 311 0
    1904 359 359 0
    1905 374 374 0
    1906 384 384 0
    1907 456 451 5
    1908 523 523 0
    1909 496 496 0
    1910 621 621 0
    1911 671 671 0
    1912 989 989 0
    1913 1,122 1,122 0
    1914 1,590 1,584 6 #100 girl name
    1915 2,112 2,112 0 #97 girl name
    1916 2,205 2,198 7
    1917 2,389 2,382 7 #100 girl name
    1918 2,308 2,300 8
    1919 2,200 2,200 0
    1920 1,970 1,965 5
    1921 1,871 1,864 7
    1922 1,586 1,581 5
    1923 1,491 1,491 0
    1924 1,377 1,371 6
    1925 1,102 1,102 0
    1926 953 953 0
    1927 889 883 6
    1928 708 708 0
    1929 632 632 0
    1930 530 524 6
    1931 425 425 0
    1932 378 378 0
    1933 300 300 0
    1934 262 262 0
    1935 251 251 0
    1936 198 198 0
    1937 204 204 0
    1938 178 178 0
    1939 151 151 0
    1940 169 169 0
    1941 174 174 0
    1942 145 145 0
    1943 119 119 0
    1944 103 103 0
    1945 100 100 0
    1946 111 111 0
    1947 120 120 0
    1948 114 114 0
    1949 131 131 0
    1950 116 116 0
    1951 128 128 0
    1952 116 116 0
    1953 104 104 0
    1954 106 106 0
    1955 105 105 0
    1956 99 99 0
    1957 85 85 0
    1958 104 104 0
    1959 87 87 0
    1960 95 95 0
    1961 83 83 0
    1962 92 92 0
    1963 107 107 0
    1964 87 87 0
    1965 100 100 0
    1966 91 91 0
    1967 97 97 0
    1968 89 89 0
    1969 83 83 0
    1970 84 84 0
    1971 66 66 0
    1972 72 72 0
    1973 64 64 0
    1974 76 76 0
    1975 75 75 0
    1976 60 60 0
    1977 83 83 0
    1978 74 74 0
    1979 74 74 0
    1980 77 77 0
    1981 71 71 0
    1982 91 91 0
    1983 133 133 0
    1984 156 156 0
    1985 206 206 0
    1986 212 212 0
    1987 236 236 0
    1988 249 249 0
    1989 341 334 7
    1990 373 373 0
    1991 419 419 0
    1992 511 511 0
    1993 551 551 0
    1994 601 601 0
    1995 694 694 0
    1996 854 854 0
    1997 1,081 1,081 0
    1998 1,216 1,216 0
    1999 1,685 1,685 0
    2000 2,102 2,102 0
    2001 2,172 2,172 0
    2002 2,245 2,245 0
    2003 2,231 2,231 0
    2004 2,393 2,386 7
    2005 2,439 2,439 0
    2006 2,783 2,783 0
    2007 3,994 3,985 9 #82 girl name
    2008 4,063 4,063 0 #75 girl name
    2009 4,263 4,263 0 #65 girl name
    2010 4,419 4,413 6 #59 girl name
    2011 4,735 4,726 9 #51 girl name
    2012 4,575 4,570 5 #52 girl name
    2013 3,743 3,743 0 #76 girl name
    2014 3,382 3,382 0 #91 girl name
    2015 2,931 2,931 0
    2016 2,851 2,851 0

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    Popularity of Sophie as a first name

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    Popularity of Sophie as a last name

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    Common last names for Sophie

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Miller
    • Cohen
    • Anderson
    • Brown
    • Martin
    • Schwartz
    • Williams
    • Davis
    • Jones
    • Meyer
    • Thomas
    • Nelson
    • White
    • Wilson
    • Levine
    • Novak

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sophie U.S.
      White 85.35% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.64% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 5.73% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sophie

    People with the last name Sophie are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Sophie

    • How Popular is the name Sophie? Sophie is the 613th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sophie was the 111,988th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Sophie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 108,264 babies born with the first name Sophie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sophie to occupy the territory of United States Virgin Islands (USA) with an estimated population of 106,405 (as of April 1, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sophie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 83 new born babies.
    • When was Sophie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sophie is Sunday, January 27th, 1867.
    • What year had the most people named Sophie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sophie was in 2011 with a total of 4,726 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sophie!
    • Random Sophie Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sophie ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 172 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1921.
    • Weird things about the name Sophie: Your name in reverse order is Eihpos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hpseio. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Sophie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 157 people with the last name Sophie.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sophie? Sophie is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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