Sofia – University of Copenhagen


How many girls were given this name in 2009?

Sofia: 256
Sophia: 146


Sofia is, like Sofie, a variation of the Greek name Sophia which means 'wisdom'.


Sofia became more and more popular during the 1990s and made a hit around the beginning of the new millennium. Its popularity does not seem to have culminated yet.

Well-known bearers of the name

St Sophia vas a Roman martyr who died in the year 120. Queen Sofia, who died in 1198, was married to King Valdemar the Great, and Sophia of Mecklenburg was King Frederic the 2nd's queen and died in 1603. Sofia Coppola is an American film director who was born in 1971.