Meaning and Origin of: Sophia

meaning origin Sophia name

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Wisdom

What does Sophia mean and stand for?

Sophia has Greek origins meaning wisdom, and is a variant of Sophie and alternatively spelled Sofia. It is also has a rich history as a Saint name. It was originally used and popularized by European royalty during the Middle Ages.

Syllables: 3

Girl name variations

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Sophia has been consistently popular, remaining in the top five since 2009, and in the top 50 since 2000.

However, it is the 46th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Sophia was at its peak popularity in November and December 2014.

Sophia has been in use since as early as the 4th century. It began to rise in popularity in the 1990s and has continued to climb the charts. Today it is more popular than ever thanks to celebrities like Sophia Bush, Sophia Loren, Sophia Grace Brownlee, and TV characters in shows like The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black.

Where is it Popular?

Sophia was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Sophia

  • Soph
  • Fifi
  • Sophie
  • Phia

Pairs well with these middle names