The meaning of the name Sophocles is Clever, Smart. The origin of the name Sophocles is Greek. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Ancient Greek name derived from the words Sophos, "Clever" and Kleos, "glory." Sophocles, 5th-century poet, best known for his works Oedipus Rex and Antigone. Pronounced Sah-fah-kleez.