Sophia is a name with Greek origins. The meaning of the name Sophia is wisdom. There are many variations of the spelling of Sophia throughout the world, but the most common American alternate spelling is Sofia. Other alternate spellings include Sofiya and Sofea.
Sophia is one of the most popular girl's name in the western world. It was the #1 girl name in the United States in 2011, 2012, and 2013. It has also been in the top 10 girl names among BabyNames.com's users and was #7 girl name on BabyNames.com's popular names of 2014 when combined with the alternate spelling Sofia.
Famous Sophias include actresses Sophia Loren and Sophia Bush. Sofia Vergara is a very popular actress on U.S. television (Modern Family) and one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. Sofia Coppola is a director and also the daughter of Frances Ford Coppola, so she may be considered one of the celebrity daughters that caused the name's boom in popularity in the United States. Fictional characters range from Disney's Sofia the First to Sophia Peletier from The Walking Dead to Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls.
BabyNames.com users who like the name Sophia typically like girl names that are trendy and have a Latin/Italian flare. They tend to like boy names that are trendy or Biblical.
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