Origin:Native American
Meaning:Valley of the moon; Earth village; Nose
Sonoma is a girl’s name of Native American origin meaning “valley of the moon.” The name of beautiful Sonoma County in California, known for its vineyards and wineries, it’s said to derive from the Miwok and Pomo tribes. Conjuring up beautiful images of a full moon shining over the valley, this name’s meaning is just as pretty as its sound. Other possible meanings for Sonoma include “earth village,” from the words tso and noma used in many Native languages, and “nose,” from the Patwin word sonom.
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