US Popularity:3420
Other Origin(s):Ukranian, Greek
With Ukrainian and Russian origins, Sonya is a beautiful girl’s name meaning “wisdom.” Sonya has many variations and spellings including Sonia and Sonja. However, all of these variations come from the Greek name Sophia which has the same meaning. In the United States, Sonya was at its height of popularity in 1967 when it climbed to just outside the top 200. Since then. Sonya has continued to fall with perhaps people opting for the more common Sophia. If you’re looking for a unique name with Eastern European roots, Sonya is the name for you!

Sonya Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sonya is currently #1753 on The Bump
Girl:Sonya is currently #1248 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sonya is currently #3420 in U.S. births
Girl:Sonya is currently #1869 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 69
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • WordSense, Sonya

  • Behind the Name, Sonya, November 2019

  • Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Sophia

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