A brainy beauty among names, Sophia evokes sophistication and smarts, capable of sounding traditional but also fresh and contemporary. Sophia is comfortable in first place, but just as comfortable lounging around in the top 10 or 15. Casual takes include the endearing Sophie, which is French and can work as a proper first name in its own right, and Soph, which is strictly a nickname. As namesakes go, modern parents will tilt more toward the British actress Sophie Turner than the vintage Hollywood glamour of Sophia Loren.

Famous Sophias

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  • Sophia
    Princess Elizabeth and King Frederick V
  • Sophia Loren

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