Saffi, Sofia, Sofie, Soficita, Sofka, Sofy, Sofya, Sonia, Sonja, Sonnie, Sonya, Sophey, , Saffi, Sofia
Sophia Sands, Sophia Nash, Sophia Cusack, Sophia Meldon, Sophia Hoey
The feminine name Sophia in Greek means “wisdom”. It belonged to the name of a saint, who was probably mythical, who died from the grief after his three daughters were killed and tortured because of their religion. Legends were started about this medieval misunderstanding and the phrase “Hagia Sophia” was born meaning “Holy Wisdom”.
The name became popular in the Middle Ages with the continental European royalty. Then in the 18th century it became common in Britain when the German House of Hanover took the throne. It has been given to many people even characters in novels like “The Vicar of Wakefield” by Oliver Goldsmith or “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding. Now Sophia Richie is added to the list.
A borrowing from the Greek, Sophia is directly derived from sophia (wisdom, skill). The name has been in common use in England since the 17th century, when it was bestowed upon the infant daughter of James I.
A borrowing from the Greek, Sophia is directly derived from sophia (wisdom, skill).
Sophia of Hanover, who became the mother of George I, King of England and de facto Prince-Elector of Hanover.
Sophia Name also appears in following Origin(s): Biblical, Russian
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