Sofia

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See also: SOFIA, Sofía, and Sófia

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Bulgarian София (Sofija, Sophie, Sophia), named after the Church of St. Sofia.

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. The capital city of Bulgaria.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A less common spelling, borrowed from continental Europe, of the given name Sophia.

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. A female given name.

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Sophia
  2. Sofia (capital city of Bulgaria)

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (city)
  2. A female given name,cognate to Sophia, variant of Sofie.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (city)

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsofiɑ/
  • Hyphenation: So‧fi‧a

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (city)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Sophia
    • 1959 Väinö Linna, Täällä Pohjantähden alla 1 (WSOY 1965), page 181:
      Kehdossa makasi juuri äskettäin pappilassa kasteella ollut tyttö, jonka nimenkin rouva muisti: Elma. Se oli hänen antamansa nimi. Vanhemmat olivat tahtoneet Sofiaa, mutta rouva oli saanut kuin saanutkin tytölle suomalaisperäisen nimen. Tosin vain siksi ettei Anttoo pitänyt asiaa millään tavoin tärkeänä.
    • 1990 Riitta Vartti, Sun lapsuutes, Gummerus, →ISBN, page 407:
      —Äiti, minkäs takia mummun nimi on Adalmina ja Sohvi-tätin nimi on Sofia, vaikkei ne oo mitää ruotsinkielisiä?
      —No, ohan meiän vanha sukunimiki S-t-rantperk, vaikkei sitä osaa kukaa ees lausuu oikei. Ennen vanhaa ihmisille pantii sellasia nimiä. Meiän setähä se suomens nimesä ja se on Rantakallio nytte.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Sofia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Sofia Sofiat
genitive Sofian Sofioiden
Sofioitten
partitive Sofiaa Sofioita
illative Sofiaan Sofioihin
singular plural
nominative Sofia Sofiat
accusative nom. Sofia Sofiat
gen. Sofian
genitive Sofian Sofioiden
Sofioitten
Sofiainrare
partitive Sofiaa Sofioita
inessive Sofiassa Sofioissa
elative Sofiasta Sofioista
illative Sofiaan Sofioihin
adessive Sofialla Sofioilla
ablative Sofialta Sofioilta
allative Sofialle Sofioille
essive Sofiana Sofioina
translative Sofiaksi Sofioiksi
instructive Sofioin
abessive Sofiatta Sofioitta
comitative Sofioineen

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (city)

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia f (genitive Sofia or Sofias)

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

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia n (genitive Sofias)

  1. Sofia (capital of Bulgaria)

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See Sophia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia (f)

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Sophia

Etymology 2[edit]

Bulgarian София (Sofija, Sophie, Sophia), named after the Church of St. Sofia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia (f)

  1. Sofia (city)

Anagrams[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. A female given name, cognate to Sophia, variant of Sofie.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Bulgarian София (Sofija), renamed after the Church of St. Sofia in 1376.

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (capital of Bulgaria)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Bulgarian София (Sofija), renamed after the Church of St. Sofia in 1376.

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (capital of Bulgaria)

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia f

  1. Sofia (city)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Sophia
  2. Alternative form of Sófia

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek origin. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1380 as Sophia.

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia c (genitive Sofias)

  1. Sofia (city)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Sophia

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 88 488 females with the given name Sofia living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with frequency peaks in the 19th century and in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.