The name Sophia is of Greek origin and means "Wisdom." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
There are many variations of the spelling of Sophia throughout the world, but the most common American alternate spelling is Sofia. Other alternate spellings include Sofiya and Sofea.
Famous Sophias include actresses Sophia Loren and Sophia Bush. Sofia Vergara is a very popular actress on the television show (Modern Family) . 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.
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