Sofia

Sofia - A popular female name



  May 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sofia, meaning wisdom, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #506. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sofia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sofia? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sofia. The baby girl name Sofia was given to 7,755 baby girls in 2012, ranking #18 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 182 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sofia peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 18.



Famous with this name

Sofia Boutella
Sofía Vergara
Sofia Carson


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Sofia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sofia is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #6 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #209.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sofia is where you live.


Comment and discuss





  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Sofia is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Sofia goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 1 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Sofia origin and meaning

Sofia is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means wisdom. To see famous people named Sofia, pop culture references for the name Sofia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sofia

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sofia, sorted by popularity.

Sophia / Sophie / Sofie / Safa / Safiya / Saba / Safia / Sheba / Sophya / Sofiya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201218
201119
201026
200936
200836
200735
200655
200552
200469
200397
2002112
2001145
2000161
1999195
1998233
1997250
1996360
1995421
1994485
1993453
1992530
1991513
1990663
1989646
1988692
1987615
1986729
1985676
1984688
1983646
1982728
1981664
1980787
1979772
1978762
1977720
1976828
1975792
1974813
1973824
1972869
1971815
1970895
1969855
1968960
1967907
1966936
1965958
1964994
19631054
19621054
19611144
19601099
19591187
19581184
19571143
19561201
19551176
19541152
19531139
19521231
19511097
1950979
19491105
19481195
19471118
19461062
19451086
19441069
1943986
19421190
19411108
1940871
1939891
1938939
19371054
1936885
1935805
1934922
1933795
1932872
1931720
1930688
1929773
1928765
1927841
1926879
1925826
1924872
1923814
1922898
1921836
1920862
19191006
19181091
1917797
1916830
1915876
1914902
1913670
1912699
1911589
1910506

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia6
California7
Texas9
Illinois9
Arizona9
Florida10
New Mexico11
Nevada11
New Jersey13
Connecticut13
New York15
Massachusetts18
Hawaii24
Oregon26
Virginia27
Colorado27
Rhode Island27
Washington30
Maryland31
Georgia32
Oklahoma34
Kansas37
Arkansas38
Delaware40
North Carolina43
Idaho45
Utah47
Michigan47
Pennsylvania52
Wisconsin55
Ohio60
Tennessee63
Indiana63
South Carolina66
Minnesota77
Nebraska78
Maine80
Missouri80
New Hampshire86
Louisiana87
Iowa92
South Dakota95
Kentucky113
North Dakota120
West Virginia125
Alabama132
Mississippi209

Even more about Sofia


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sofia a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sofia?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sofia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 182
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +7,755

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