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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Wisdom
  • French : Wisdom

What does Sophie mean and stand for?

The name Sophie is of French, Greek origin and means "wisdom." Sophie is the French form of Sophia.

Syllables: 2

Girl name variations

How Popular Is The Name Sophie

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Sophie has only recently become popular, breaking the top 100 for the first time in 2018. Each year since, it has jumped at least 10 spaces, reaching its peak at 75 in 2020.

However, it is the 13th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Sophie was at its peak popularity in June 2018.

Sophie has been a royal name from the start, with namesakes including Sophie of Thuringia, Duchess of Brabant, Princess Sophie of Sweden, and in modern times, Sophie, Duchess of Wessex. Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, and Luke Perry all chose the name for their children. It has also appeared in Sophie's Choice, Cyberbully, and The BFG.

Where is it Popular?

Sophie was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Sophie

  • Phee
  • Soph

Pairs well with these middle names


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