Sophie Name Meaning

A sweet shortened form of Sophia, Sophie proves that a nickname can stand on its own. Meaning “wisdom,” she’s a gorgeous name that has risen significantly in popularity to rival that of her variants. That being said, she’s much more common than you’d think, as she’s a go-to nickname for Sophia and Sofia.

Popularity shouldn’t be a deterrent; however, as Sophie is common for a reason: she’s adorable! Parents love her gentle sound, and we do too. She manages to be both vintage and modern, working well with both styles, which is no easy task.

Sophie’s origins as a nickname may have you worried about how she’ll age, but rest assured that she’ll be fine. Many of today’s names are similar in sound, some of which also started out as diminutives of other names like Sadie and Ella.

If you’re still worried, Sophie has been popular among royals, appearing as a queen and several princesses and duchesses across Europe. She’s also appeared as several incredible women in history including women’s rights activist Sophie Adlersparre and revolutionary French aeronaut Sophie Blanchard. In modern times, you can catch her on the red carpet with actresses Sophie Turner and Sophie Monk just some of her famous wearers.

Infographic of Sophie name meaning, which is A shortened form of Sophia, Sophie means wisdom.
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Sophie Name Popularity

How popular is the name Sophie? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 131 589 0.1673%
1911 133 596 0.1601%
1912 119 949 0.1882%
1913 115 1,080 0.1905%
1914 102 1,551 0.2226%
1915 99 2,072 0.2281%
1916 101 2,165 0.2241%
1917 100 2,351 0.235%
1918 109 2,267 0.2112%
1919 110 2,159 0.2062%
1920 129 1,927 0.1733%
1921 136 1,833 0.1601%
1922 154 1,533 0.1376%
1923 162 1,441 0.1287%
1924 171 1,325 0.1141%
1925 191 1,054 0.0933%
1926 205 905 0.0823%
1927 217 843 0.0762%
1928 236 667 0.0623%
1929 252 583 0.0563%
1930 293 474 0.0454%
1931 318 366 0.0371%
1932 332 324 0.0328%
1933 375 244 0.0262%
1934 399 219 0.0227%
1935 419 194 0.02%
1936 477 140 0.0145%
1937 466 154 0.0156%
1938 523 124 0.0121%
1939 584 86 0.0085%
1940 542 120 0.0113%
1941 540 121 0.0108%
1942 613 102 0.0081%
1943 671 82 0.0063%
1944 726 65 0.0052%
1945 768 52 0.0043%
1946 807 61 0.0041%
1947 794 72 0.0043%
1948 726 88 0.0055%
1949 749 88 0.0055%
1950 834 69 0.0043%
1951 769 87 0.0051%
1952 852 71 0.0041%
1953 867 70 0.004%
1954 919 65 0.0036%
1955 960 61 0.0033%
1956 1,042 54 0.0029%
1957 1,128 44 0.0023%
1958 1,024 61 0.0032%
1959 1,140 44 0.0023%
1960 1,232 37 0.002%
1961 1,185 45 0.0024%
1962 1,060 58 0.0032%
1963 1,025 61 0.0034%
1964 1,204 41 0.0023%
1965 1,002 60 0.0037%
1966 1,046 52 0.0033%
1967 992 60 0.004%
1968 1,263 34 0.0023%
1969 1,281 36 0.0023%
1970 1,246 45 0.0028%
1971 1,511 27 0.0018%
1972 1,274 38 0.0028%
1973 1,533 23 0.0018%
1974 1,287 40 0.0031%
1975 1,331 38 0.003%
1976 1,521 26 0.002%
1977 1,470 33 0.0024%
1978 1,450 35 0.0026%
1979 1,704 25 0.0018%
1980 1,503 35 0.0024%
1981 1,587 31 0.0021%
1982 1,385 44 0.0029%
1983 1,014 89 0.006%
1984 989 94 0.0063%
1985 785 159 0.0105%
1986 868 137 0.0091%
1987 790 173 0.0113%
1988 762 192 0.0123%
1989 639 282 0.0175%
1990 617 322 0.0194%
1991 565 369 0.0226%
1992 487 466 0.0292%
1993 442 524 0.0336%
1994 416 566 0.0369%
1995 388 646 0.0429%
1996 333 804 0.0537%
1997 268 1,058 0.0715%
1998 254 1,198 0.08%
1999 183 1,671 0.1116%
2000 160 2,089 0.1367%
2001 151 2,168 0.1439%
2002 149 2,233 0.149%
2003 151 2,225 0.1463%
2004 135 2,376 0.1559%
2005 136 2,430 0.1589%
2006 123 2,780 0.1775%
2007 81 3,985 0.2526%
2008 75 4,055 0.2624%
2009 65 4,261 0.2851%
2010 59 4,414 0.3063%
2011 51 4,728 0.3319%
2012 52 4,570 0.3207%
2013 75 3,748 0.2633%
2014 91 3,386 0.2324%
2015 104 2,933 0.2016%
2016 109 2,854 0.1979%
2017 106 2,820 0.2021%
2018 96 2,924 0.2128%
2019 86 3,149 0.2326%
2020 75 3,205 0.2518%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Sophie

If you like Sophie, you’ll love these other names like Sophie.


What names sound like Sophie?

If you like how Sophie sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Sophie.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sofie

Wisdom

Greek

Sophey

Wisdom

Greek

Sophy

Wisdom

Greek


What names are similar to Sophie?

Find a name that’s like Sophie, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ephie

Well-spoken

Greek

Euphie

Well-spoken

Greek

Sokie
Sonnie

Wisdom

Greek


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Siblings of Sophie

Mamas with kids named Sophie also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sydnie

Wide meadow

English

Adam

Man

Hebrew

Quincey

Estate of the fifth son

French

George

Farmer

Greek

Female

18 Comments

  1. We love how it is a soft name and that it means wisdom.

  2. I chose Sophie because I wanted my daughter to have a fairytale name. I really enjoyed the movie Howl’s Moving Castle and how the main character was an ordinary girl who worked at a hat store that her father had left behind. She was very humble, shy, well-kept, and held herself in high regards when it came to her routines. She didn’t outwardly express herself often, but when she did she was articulate, passionate, and bright-eyed. I loved that character so much that I named my daughter exactly after her.

    I only wish Sophie was her nickname at times since I like Sophia, but there is no longer version of the name. I’m happy with it regardless, it’s a small nitpick.
    The only other thing is that her name doesn’t flow (meaning wise) but I always kind of liked names with hidden meanings that were somewhat or at least sound intended when you look up what they mean.

    No, that was it.

  3. I think it’s a lovely name with a lovely meaning. Sophie means wisdom and I hope she’ll grow to be wise and kind.

  4. Sophie is my aunt name.

  5. I love this name!
    I’m having twins and I think I have the perfect names!
    Sadie Grace and Sophie Anne, I can’t wait for my beautiful babies to be here! 42 weeks!

  6. Thank you Naturally pregnancy.

  7. We named our daughter Sophie after Sophie Scholl who was a Christian German girl who stood up for the oppressed during the Nazi regime.

  8. We had three girls names picked out and that one just felt the most right. We ended up picking it right before I went in for the c section at 36 weeks. The only thing I dislike about it is that people call her Sophia quite often. Love that it’s an easy name for her to say, spell, and is classic!

  9. I got the name from holloween town i always thought it was a beautiful name. And my husbands friends name was sophie and she passed away

  10. It’s a family name (my husband’s great Aunt)

  11. Sophie is derived from the Greek, sophos, which means wisdom. Both my husband I studied Greek in college and have translated parts of the New Testament. The word is also feminized in Proverbs so we can still claim it as a Biblical name. With our first daughter, we stuck with family names (Elisabeth Grace), with Elisabeth also being my middle name, and named after the missionary Elisabeth Elliot. When we found out we were having another girl, we thought this time we’d deviate from family names and choose names we both liked and found significant. Sophie Alethea literally means Wisdom and Truth, which I thought would be handy if I ever wanted to inscribe my daughters’ middle names as tattoos around my ankles (hence, Grace and Truth).

  12. Sophie means wisdom. I love that meaning and it sounds like a sweet name too!

  13. I love the name Sophie Lynn because it is feminine, cute, and Sophie means “wisdom.”

  14. her name, picked by her father, means wisdom and purity which we loved. we ended up opting for sophie instead of sophia because it sounded sweeter to us.

  15. Sophie means “wisdom,” and I want to see her become smart and wise!

  16. My youngest stepchild that we have full custody of so I didn’t pick her name.

  17. I love the name Sophie because it means Wisdom. I already see the manifestation of the name in my baby girl. She is very smart!

  18. Sophie means wisdom,so I chose the name because I really desire my daughter to be a woman full of wisdom in her future age.


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