Sofia

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See also: SOFIA, Sofía, and Sófia

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsəʊfi.ə/, /sɒˈfiːə/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊfiə

Etymology 1[edit]

From Bulgarian Со́фия (Sófija, 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 from Ancient Greek
  2. A river, and surrounding region of Madagascar

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia f

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

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

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

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria)

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsofiɑ/, [ˈs̠o̞fiɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ofiɑ
  • Syllabification: So‧fi‧a

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria)
  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
Possessive forms of Sofia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person Sofiani Sofiamme
2nd person Sofiasi Sofianne
3rd person Sofiansa

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia ?

  1. Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria)

German[edit]

Pronunciation[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 (the capital city 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]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia (f)

  1. Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria)

Anagrams[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria)

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

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

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

  1. Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria)

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia

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

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia f

  1. Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Sofia in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sofia c (genitive Sofias)

  1. Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria)
  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.