Sonja - Meaning of Sonja
[ 2 syll. so-nja, son-ja ] The baby girl name Sonja is pronounced in German as ZAON-Yaa †. Sonja is mainly used in Dutch, English, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavic, and German, and it is of Old Greek origin.
Sonja is a spelling variant of the Arabic, Czech, English, Russian, Slavic, and Scandinavian name Sonya in the Dutch, English, Russian, Scandinavian, and Slavic languages.
Sonja is also a variant form of the English, German, Greek, Italian, and Russian name Sophia in the German and Scandinavian languages.
Sonja is an unusual baby name for girls. Its usage peaked modestly in 1938 with 0.098% of baby girls being named Sonja. It ranked at #180 then. The baby name has since steeply dropped in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. In 2018, among the group of girl names directly related to Sonja, Sophia was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Sonja: Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Sonja is Figure Skater Sonja Henie, born 12 October 1969.