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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sophy

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Ultimately from Ancient Greek; see Sophia.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Sophia.
  • Spelling variation of sofi, cognate to Italian sofì, Spanish sofí. a. , from Ottoman Turkish [Term?] (sofi), from Persian صفی (á¹£afÄ«, “pure, clear, bright; just, upright, sincere”),صفوی (á¹£afawÄ«, “a royal surname implying a descendant or successor of á¹¢afī”), from Ismail Safavi, the founder of the dynasty, from Arabic epithet [script needed] (Safil-din, literally “pure of religion”), ultimately from Arabic صَافٍ (ṣāfin, “pure”). Not related to Sufi.
  1. A title of a Safavid dynasty shah. [1501–1736]

    Notable Persons Named Sophy

    Sophy was born in 1983.


    Sophy was born in 1843. She left this life on March 15th, 1882.


    Sophy was born on September 22nd, 1970.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sophy

    Charles Sophy is a psychiatrist. Charles was given the name Charles Joseph Sophy on October 2nd, 1960 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.


    Where is the name Sophy popular?

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    Popularity of Sophy as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sophy U.S.
      White 94.35% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.03% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sophy

    People with the last name Sophy are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Sophy

    • How Popular is the name Sophy? Sophy is the 17,489th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sophy was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Sophy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 442 babies born with the first name Sophy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sophy to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sophy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Sophy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sophy is Tuesday, December 22nd, 1874.
    • What year had the most people named Sophy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sophy was in 2002 with a total of 24 babies.
    • Random Sophy Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sophy is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1993.
    • Weird things about the name Sophy: Your name in reverse order is Yhpos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oyhsp. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Sophy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Sophy.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sophy? Sophy is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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