Sonia - Meaning of Sonia
[ 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. 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 fallen from favor, and in recent times it is used only on a sporadic scale. 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)"