Sophia

Sophia - A very popular female name



  Aug 20,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sophia, meaning wisdom, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #232. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sophia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sophia? 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 Sophia. The baby girl name Sophia was given to 22,158 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 64 baby girls were given this name - making this a very popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sophia peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2011 on position 1.



Famous with this name

Sophia Myles
Sophia Loren
Sophia


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Sophia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sophia is currently topping the baby name charts in Arizona at position #1 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #19.

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 Sophia is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Sophia 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 Sophia goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 4 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Sophia origin and meaning

Sophia is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means wisdom. To see famous people named Sophia, pop culture references for the name Sophia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sophia

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

Sophie / Sofia / 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
20121
20111
20102
20094
20087
20076
20069
200512
200415
200320
200227
200137
200042
199952
199873
199795
1996126
1995169
1994187
1993196
1992212
1991228
1990253
1989256
1988229
1987238
1986246
1985237
1984235
1983212
1982224
1981215
1980373
1979424
1978472
1977464
1976491
1975500
1974473
1973428
1972408
1971387
1970403
1969381
1968394
1967369
1966367
1965410
1964457
1963424
1962438
1961555
1960606
1959590
1958665
1957737
1956874
1955760
1954864
1953808
1952895
1951711
1950960
1949812
1948874
1947938
1946797
1945751
1944733
1943802
1942937
1941730
1940722
1939753
1938746
1937732
1936726
1935713
1934626
1933705
1932583
1931594
1930596
1929521
1928494
1927454
1926473
1925412
1924366
1923351
1922331
1921300
1920282
1919263
1918255
1917234
1916234
1915226
1914230
1913231
1912227
1911241
1910232

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey1
Washington1
New Mexico1
Nevada1
New York1
Arizona1
Ohio1
California1
Maryland1
Oregon1
District of Columbia1
Rhode Island1
Delaware1
Hawaii1
Texas1
Virginia1
Illinois1
Indiana2
Alaska2
Kansas2
Wisconsin2
West Virginia2
Arkansas2
Wyoming2
Massachusetts2
Oklahoma2
Colorado2
Maine2
Michigan2
Pennsylvania2
Missouri2
Florida2
North Carolina2
Iowa2
Idaho2
New Hampshire2
Kentucky3
Minnesota3
South Dakota3
North Dakota3
Utah3
Nebraska3
Connecticut4
Vermont4
Montana5
Tennessee5
Louisiana6
South Carolina6
Georgia6
Alabama11
Mississippi19

Even more about Sophia


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 Sophia 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 popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sophia?

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
2011
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sophia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 64
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +22,158

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