Girl Names baby nameSophie

What does the name Sophie mean?

The different meanings of the name Sophie are:
  • Greek meaning: Wisdom
  • French meaning: Wisdom, Variation of Sophia
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.