[ 2 syll. so-nia, son-ia ] The baby girl name Sonia is pronounced SAONYah or SOWNYah in English †. Sonia's language of origin is Old Greek, and it is predominantly used in Armenian, English, and Russian.
Sonia is a spelling variant (Armenian, English, and Russian) of the Arabic, Czech, English, Russian, Slavic, and Scandinavian Sonya.
Sonia is also a derivative (English and Russian) of the English, German, Greek, Italian, and Russian Sophia.
Sonia is an all-time favorite. Today it is still a somewhat popular baby name for girls, though it was in more widespread use previously. The name grew in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1970s; prior to that, it was of only sporadic use. At the modest height of its usage in 1973, 0.103% of baby girls were named Sonia. Its ranking then was #174. The baby name has since experienced a drop in frequency. In 2012, it ranked at #812 with a usage of 0.017%. Within the group of girl names directly related to Sonia, Sophia was the most regularly used. Its use outnumbered Sonia's by 68 times in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Sonia: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"