The meaning of the name “Sophie” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: The name Sophie comes originally as a variation of the name Sophia. It takes on the same meaning as this other name where it came from, borrowing the meaning of “wisdom”. Sophia was derived from the Greek language and was meant to be used as a personification of wisdom in the flesh. Sophie came about as a French version of the equally popular name Sophia.
Excluding the original name Sophia, there are many variations of this name. The most common alternate spelling is Sofia, which is used mainly in English speaking countries and in some parts of Europe. Some other names that are variations of Sophie include Sophy, Sofie, Sofiya, Sonja, Sonia, Zofia, and Zosia among others. Sophie has commonly been misspelled as Sofee, Sofe, Sophe, or Sophee.
The popularity of the name Sophie does not follow any particular international trend from 1880-2014. Many different countries that use the name have seen very different usage statistics during this same time period. It peaked in usage worldwide in 2014 as the most popular name in the Netherlands, the 2nd most popular in Ireland and Scotland, the 3rd most popular in Northern Ireland and Austria, and the 5th most popular in New Zealand. In the US, it was ranked as the 91st most popular female baby name in 2014, down from its peak as the 51st most popular in 2011. Canada also saw the name used less as it moved from its peak of 10th most popular in 2010 and 2011 to 29th most popular in 2014. Switzerland ranked the name at 17th most popular in 2014, down from 14th most popular in 2010. In 2007, it was the 8th most popular name in Austria.
Some famous people that all have the name Sophie are Sophie Kasaei, a reality TV star; Sophie Turner, an actress; Sophie Reynolds, an actress; Sophie Hunter, a movie director; Sophie Ellis-Bextor, a singer; and Sophie Sumner, a model.
"Les Malheurs de Sophie" ("Sophie's Misfortunes") is a famous French novel for children, written by author Madame La Comtesse de Ségur, published in 1859.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Sophie for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Sophie is a girl name.
The name Sophie is of French, Greek origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries, German speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Sophie we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Sophie Name Meaning
The meaning of Sophie has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Sophie are:
Greek meaning: Wisdom
French meaning: Wisdom, Variation of Sophia
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Sophie and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Sophie and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Sophie is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Sophie Categories
The name Sophie is in the following categories: Austrian Names, British Names, English Names, French Names, Literary Characters Names, Nicknames or Pet Names, Norwegian Names, Swedish Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Sophie. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Sophie, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Sophie
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Sophie displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Sophie Boy Name Popularity Chart
Sophie Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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