Sofia is a name with Spanish origins. The meaning of the name Sofia is wisdom. There are many variations of the spelling of Sofia throughout the world, but the most common American alternate spelling is Sophia. Other alternate spellings include Sofiya and Sofea, among others.
Sofia is a very popular girl's name in the western world. Using the spelling Sophia, it was the #1 baby name in the United States in 2011, 2012, and 2013. When the two spellings are combined, the name is #7 on BabyNames.com's popular names of 2014. By itself, the spelling Sofia was the #13 girl's name in the United States in 2013.
The most famous Sofia today is Sofia Vergara from the television show Modern Family. She was also named one of Forbes Magazines's most powerful women. Actresses named Sophia include Sophia Lauren and Sophia Bush. Sofia Coppola is a director and also the daughter of Frances Ford Coppola, so she may be considered one of the celebrity daughters that caused the name's boom in popularity in the United States. Fictional characters range from Disney's Sofia the First to Sophia Peletier from The Walking Dead to Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls.
BabyNames.com users who like the name Sofia typically like girl names that are trendy and have a Latin/Italian flare. They tend to like boy names that are trendy or Biblical.
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