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see sophia

English

Etymology

σοφία, "wisdom".

Proper noun

  1. A given name, borne by an early Christian saint, and by European royalty.
  2. An Æon (a form of divine being) in the Gnostic tradition.

Quotations

  • 1766 Oliver Goldsmith: The Vicar of Wakefield:
    I intended to call her after Aunt Grizel, but my wife who, during pregnancy, had been reading romances, insisted upon her being called Olivia. In less than another year we had another daughter, and now I was determined that Grizel should be her name; but a rich relation taking a fancy to stand godmother, the girl was, by her directions, called Sophia, so that we had two romantic names in the family, but I solemnly protest I had no hand in it.

Related terms

Translations

female given name

Danish

Proper noun

Sophia
  1. A given name, variant of Sofie.

German

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

Sophia
  1. A given name, cognate to English Sophia.

Related terms

Swedish

Proper noun

Sophia
  1. A given name, a less common spelling of Sofia.

Extensive Definition

Sophia is a common female name derived from the Greek word for "wisdom." It may also refer to:

See also

Sophia in German: Sophia
Sophia in Spanish: Sofía (desambiguación)
Sophia in Esperanto: Sofio (nomo)
Sophia in French: Sophia
Sophia in Korean: 소피아 (동음이의)
Sophia in Italian: Sofia (disambigua)
Sophia in Dutch: Sofia
Sophia in Japanese: ソフィア
Sophia in Polish: Zofia
Sophia in Russian: София (значения)
Sophia in Simple English: Sophia
Sophia in Slovak: Sofia (rozlišovacia stránka)
Sophia in Finnish: Sofia (täsmennyssivu)
Sophia in Swedish: Sofia
Sophia in Volapük: Sophia
Sophia in Yiddish: סאפיע
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