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Sofia

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Sofia

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Sofia in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Sofia:

  • Records indicate that 77,639 girls in the United States have been named Sofia since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 7,767 people in the U.S. were given the name Sofia. Those people are now 8 years old.

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    Comments about the name Sofia

    85% Approval Rating
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      17 Positive Comments

  • "My daughters name is Sofia & i love it. It's best spelt with an 'F' as 'PH' is to common & with her being greek spelling it with an 'F' is the correct way." Dec. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • ""my name is sofia and i love it! one thing i dislike is when most people spell my name they spell it with a PH instead of a F but other then that i love it! i prefer my family members to call me sofie because it makes me feel special. even though the name is of greek orgin and means wisdom i am from afghanistan and live in new york. where i live, the name is not very popular, which is good because people wont confuse you then and there wont be any sofia"s in your class. in conclusion the name sofia is a wonderful name and your daughter would love the name when she grows up. take the advice your getting from a sofia!"" Nov. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name and this spelling. It's the name I've decided to call my baby girl." May. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter's name is Sofia. We named her after my paternal granmother who was from Ukraine. I think this is a universally common name. All of our kids are named after family. My daughter is a vibrant, active, silly, talented 6 yr old, not a old lady in a rocker. LOL" May. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Sofia. I like it much better with an "f" rather than an "ph". In Latin my name means wind. THey usally spell it wrong wich I dont like. I know 6 other kids in the school with the same name. One in kindergarden, Two First Grade, One in Second Grade, One in Third garde, One in Fifth. grade, And there is me (i dont count) THe only one in Fourth Grade." May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sofia, and I am Swedish. Sofia means wise in either greek or latin. It's a name that is popular in many countries but I hate it when people spell my name "Sofia." I personally like with an "F" more than "PH."" May. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sofia, and I am Swedish. Sofia means wise in either greek or latin. It's a name that is popular in many countries but I hate it when people spell my name "Sofia." I personally like with an "F" more than "PH."" May. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have fraternal twin daughters named Ava Marie and Sofia Rose. They are the most beautiful 2 1/2 year olds with the most beautiful names. Their names remind me of old time movie stars who had natural beauty, class and elegance!!!" Mar. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Sofia and we all love the name. We receive a lot of compliments. We chose this spelling because of of the Norwegian ancestry in our family. However, while we love the spelling, no one ever spells it correctly. She'll have to get used to that." Nov. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sofia is really cute. I like the over all European sound of it and its sweet and classic. Eric Bana's daughter is called Sofia and his son is called Klaus. How cute is that!" Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My youngest daughter is Sofia. We wanted to give our children Russian names, because he is from Russia. Her whole name is Sofia Daniilovna, but we call her Sofya or Sonia :)" Apr. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have 2 beautiful daughters with awesome names....Sofia and Elena. We get nothing but comments about how lovely the girls are as well as their names." Feb. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister is named Sofia, and I've ALWAYS been jealous. It's such an exotic name, and extremely unique. I've never met another Sofia in my life. It reminds me of a supermodel name or something. Like, Giselle." Jan. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Sofia Gina-I chose it because I have always loved the name and because it goes well with our very Italian last name Romano. People commonly misspell it (Sophia) because they are not familiar with the Italian spelling of the name." Aug. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I suggested this name as soon as my wife and I found out we were pregnant...my wife loved it. We've gotten some negative feedback about it, but we don't care. We love it. Hopefully our daughter will too." Aug. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's an absolutely beautiful name... with an air of mystery and intrigue surrounding it." Apr. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It reminds me of Sofia Loren; a strong, feminine, and beautiful woman." Jun. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "hi, my name is sofia but i much rather be called sofa. yes like the couch...i not only like to be sat on but i can be very still at times. that is why i mildly dislike my name. if you are looking to name a babay sofia, scrap the idea and name her/him shrek or sofa. trust me you wont regret it. -lots of love, sofa :)" Sep. 20, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is sofia but i much rather to be called sofa, i not only like to be sat on but i get thrown around very couple of years( ͡? ͜ʖ ͡?) i suggest if you are looking for a new name that is not sofia, i recommend shrek." Sep. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Despite it's current popularity, it still brings to mind an old lady in a rocking chair!" Aug. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "My daughter is named Sofia Marie. I chose this spelling because it is tied to her Italian heritage. People will just have to get use to the spelling. Hopefully, the new Disney princess " Sofia The First" will make the spelling more mainstream. Sofia is soft and feminine meant for a beautiful girl. She is a very beautiful baby as everyone tells me. It's also the spelling of European royalty. Queen Sofia of Spain." Oct. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sofia, i'm from Romania. Here it's pretty rare, and i like this. i hate when people say sofia with accent on i, becouse it is pronounce sofia, with the accent on a." Nov. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this spelling the best, i like this name but it is too popular.." May. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's OK. It's pretty but old sounding and somewhat stuffy. And it reminds me of SOFA." May. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Whether spelled with a F of PH Sofia is a beautiful name!" Aug. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It makes me think of wrinkles, mothballas and Depends." Nov. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love a classic old name like this, but Sofia reminds me too much of Sopie Tucker--an old dowager with a thick torso. Also, Sofia/Sophia is quickly becoming a cliche name for the mid 2000's. Why is this happening?" Sep. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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