US Popularity:8
Sophia is a popular girl’s name that means “wisdom.” From the Greek σοφία, Sophia was an important Hellenistic, Platonic, and Gnostic concept denoting cleverness, intelligence, and wisdom—even forming the root of the word philosophy, meaning “love of wisdom.” In the contemporary English-speaking world, Sophia has become wildly popular as a given name, where it is noted for its graceful femininity and European flare. If you’re hoping to give baby that will imbue her with sagacity while still turning heads, Sophia is a wise choice.

Famous People Named Sophia

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  • Sophia
    Princess Elizabeth and King Frederick V
  • Sophia Loren

Sophia Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sophia is currently #21 on The Bump
Girl:Sophia is currently #18 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sophia is currently #8 in U.S. births
Girl:Sophia is currently #5 in U.S. births

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  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 286

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Sophia, July 2018

  • Merriam-Webster, Sophia, noun

  • WordSense, Sophia

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, philosophy (n.), September 2022

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