Everything old is new again, and Sophia is definitely on the favoring end of that adage. Experiencing an enormous jump in popularity in the 2000’s, it apparently got a boost in popularity from the 80’s flick Sophie’s Choice (who would’ve thought?) It’s easy to see the allure of the name though—it’s lyrical and feminine with a touch of Italian bombshell—a trifecta of qualities that may be hard to find in any other name.



Sophie, Sofi, Saffi



International Variations

Sonia, Sofiya, Sofie, Sophie, Sofi, Sofia, Saffi

Alternate Spellings

Zola, Zoia, Sofia

Famous Namesakes

Actress Sophia Loren, Actress Sophia Vergara, Actress Sophia Bush, Director Sofia Coppola

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Jude Law, Daughter of Christian Slater, Daughter of Samantha Burke and David Charvet, Daughter of Rebecca DeMornay and Patrick O´Neal, Daughter of Jennifer Flavin and Sylvester Stallone, Daughter of Benjamin Bratt and Talisa Soto