Sonya

Sonya - A very unique female name



  Oct 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sonya appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #987. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sonya and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sonya? 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 Sonya. The baby girl name Sonya was given to 145 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1221 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 9,747 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sonya peaked in popularity 50 years ago in 1967 on position 114.



Famous with this name

Sonya Walger
Sonya O'Shea
Sonya Hamlin


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Sonya is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sonya is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #359 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #2,284.

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 Sonya is where you live.


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Sonya origin and meaning

Sonya is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Sonya, pop culture references for the name Sonya and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sonya

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

Susan / Shannon / Suzanne / Sonia / Shawna / Shawn / Shana / Shanna / Shauna / Susanne /

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
20121221
20111431
20101178
20091173
20081291
20071163
20061020
20051144
20041077
2003974
2002905
20011019
2000900
1999796
1998778
1997729
1996749
1995695
1994714
1993610
1992604
1991580
1990513
1989461
1988385
1987380
1986329
1985303
1984284
1983262
1982250
1981226
1980215
1979206
1978203
1977194
1976166
1975154
1974133
1973131
1972122
1971126
1970131
1969124
1968117
1967114
1966126
1965160
1964188
1963194
1962206
1961219
1960244
1959340
1958443
1957482
1956474
1955507
1954502
1953490
1952519
1951649
1950622
1949670
1948627
1947698
1946659
1945621
1944624
1943617
1942512
1941553
1940516
1939477
1938433
1937443
1936497
1935482
1934480
1933585
1932657
1931767
1930805
1929898
1928799
1927928
19261010
19251238
19241304
19231489
19221574
19211138
19201411
19191561
19181114
19171401
19161336
19151343
19141167
1913987

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico359
Oregon687
Minnesota769
Ohio775
Pennsylvania834
Washington838
Wisconsin872
Illinois964
Michigan1053
Missouri1082
New Jersey1149
Indiana1179
California1238
Arizona1247
New York1262
Texas1828
Florida2284

Even more about Sonya


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 Sonya a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Sonya?

2 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
1967
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sonya
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 9,747
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +145

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