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Definition of the noun Sophia

What does Sophia mean as a name of something?

Sophia is a genus of Tachinidae, described by Robineau-Desvoidy in 1830.

Sophia is a genus of Malvaceae, described by Linnaeus in 1775.

Sophia is a genus of Sarcomastigophora, described by Whalen & Carter in 1998.

Sophia is a genus of Cnidaria, described by Lamarck in 1816.

Sophia is a genus of Brassicaceae.

Sophia is a subgenus of Thymelaeaceae.


  1. SOPHIA was a Japanese rock band formed in 1994 by vocalist Mitsuru Matsuoka, guitarist Kazutaka Toyota, bassist Yoshio Kuroyanagi, drummer Yoshitomo Akamatsu and keyboardist Keiichi Miyako. Currently signed to Avex Trax since 2011, they made their major debut in 1995 on Toy's Factory. They changed over to Toshiba EMI in 2004, and Universal Music Japan in 2009.
    • members:
    • genres: Rock music, J-pop, Pop music, Pop rock, Alternative rock
    • albums: "Everblue", "Sophia", "BOYS", "THE SHORT HAND 〜SINGLES COLLECTION", "GIRLS", "-僕はここにいる-", "夢", "ALIVE", "THE LONG HAND 〜MEMBERS' SELECTION", "10th ANNIVERSARY BEST", "サヨナラ 愛しのピーターパンシンドローム/rainbow rain", "青空の破片", "15th ANNIVERSARY SELF COVER ALBUM 15", "1999", "月光/I will", "We", "BABY SMILE-15th Anniversary-", "STRAWBERRY&LION", "HARD WORKER/NEWSPAPER", "理由なきNew Days", "Please,please", "ANSWER〜イチバンタダシイコタエ〜", "エンドロール", "星", "進化論", "ゴキゲン鳥〜crawler is crazy〜", "15th ANNIVERSARY SELF COVER ALBUM 15〈初回盤終了後出荷〉", "マテリアル", "リトル・サーカス", "Brother&sister", "未来大人宣言", "ROCK STAR", "I will/月光", "君と月の光", "旅の途中", "花は枯れて また咲く", "Place〜", "進化論〜GOOD MORNING!-HELLO!21st-CENTURY〜", "ソフィア/君と揺れていたい", "未来大人宣言〈初回盤終了後出荷〉", "2007", "ALL SINGLES「A」", "Walk", "BAND AGE", "Rainbow rain/サヨナラ 愛しのピーターパンシンドローム"
    • official website:
  2. Sophia is an indie rock band consisting of Robin Proper-Sheppard, former member of The God Machine, and the Sophia collective, a group of musicians who collaborate with Sophia. "Oh My Love" from People are like Seasons became an indie hit in several countries.
  3. Sophia is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "Sigillum Militum", "Aus der Welt", "Herbstwerk", "Death, Dumb and Blind", "The Seduction of Madness", "Spite", "Deconstruction of the World", "The Collective Works 2000 - 2003"

There are other groups with in their name, like Sophia Domancich Pentacle.


  1. Sophia: Aelia Sophia was the Empress consort of Justin II of the Byzantine Empire from 565 to 578. She was specifically interested in economic matters and was involved in financial matters during Justin's reign. During his bouts of insanity, she acted as regent.
  2. Sophia a.k.a. Sophia Rossi is an American pornographic actress, model and dancer.
  3. Sophia a.k.a. Sophie Evans is a Hungarian pornographic actress.
  4. Sophia a.k.a. Sophina Brown is an American actress best known for her starring role as Nikki Betancourt on the CBS drama series Numb3rs.
  5. Sophia a.k.a. Sophia of Hanover: Sophia of the Palatinate was the Electress of Hanover from 1692 to 1698. She became heiress presumptive to crowns of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Ireland under the Act of Settlement 1701. After the Act of Union, 1707 unified the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, she became heiress to the throne of Kingdom of Great Britain.
  6. Sophia a.k.a. Sreekala Sasidharan is an Indian actress, who mainly acts in Malayalam serials. She is also a trained classical dancer and a Kalathilakam winner.
  7. Sophia was the eldest known child of King Coloman of Hungary and his wife, Felicia of Sicily. She was born between 1097 and 1100. Her son Saul was the heir presumptive to her childless brother, Stephen II of Hungary.
  8. Sophia is an actress.
    • also known as Sophia Suzanne Kuehl, Sophia Gently, Sophya, Sophia Stevens, Sophia Love, Sohpia, Extreme Sophia, Ms. Sophia, Sofia, Sophia Ferrari
    • born on (34 years ago) in Scottsdale
    • nationality: United States of America
    • profession: Actor, pornographic film actor
  9. Sophia a.k.a. Sophia Hardison is the daughter of Chanté Moore & Kadeem Hardison.
  10. Sophia a.k.a. Sonya Adler, born Sonya Oberlander, early stage name Sonya Michelson, was one of the first women to perform in Yiddish theater in Imperial Russia. She later was the first wife of actor Jacob Adler, with whom she relocated to London in 1883 after Yiddish theater was banned in Russia.
  11. Sophia is the daughter of Andrew Byron.
  12. Sophia is an actor.
  13. Sophia a.k.a. Sophia Adella Luke is an actress.
  14. Sophia is an actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Sophia Ali, Sophia Kim, Sophia Law, Sophia Lee, Sophia Lin, Sophia Liu, Sophia New, Sophia Rai, Sophia Saa, Sophia Yan and many others.


  1. "Sophia" is the second single released from the re-release of Nerina Pallot's second album, Fires. It was released on October 2, 2006. It was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in the category of Best Song.
  2. "Sophia" is a 2006 EP released by The Crüxshadows. It accompanies the 2007 album DreamCypher. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales, and #7 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales, making it one of their most successful releases, second only to Birthday.
  3. "Sophia" is a musical album of Yamashita Kumiko.
    • also known as ソフィア
    • released on (22 years ago)
  4. "Sophia" is a musical single of The Crüxshadows.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  5. "Sophia" is a musical single of Nerina Pallot.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  6. "Sophia" is a musical album of Ecson Waldes.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  7. "Sophia" is a musical EP of Hesed.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  8. "Sophia" is a composition.
  9. "Sophia" is a composition.
  10. "Sophia" is a musical album of Shazna.
    • released on (21 years ago)
  11. "Sophia" is a musical album of Sophia.


"Sophia" is a 2013 short mystrey film written and directed by Rory Mells.


  1. Sophia: Sophie is a fictional character from 2011 film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
  2. Sophia is a fictional film character.
  3. Sophia is a fictional character from the 2011 film Hell.
  4. Sophia is a fictional character from the 2012 short drama film Curfew.
  5. Sophia is a fictional character from the TV Series Star-Crossed.

There are other characters with in their name, like Sophia Booth, Sophia Grace, Sophia Kamen, Sophia Loren, Sophia Rossi, Sophia Hapgood, Sophia Johnson, Sophia Petrillo, Sophia Spellman, Sophia of Prussia, Sophia Alekseyevna and Sophia Wayne Capwell.


  1. Sophia is a town in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. It was incorporated in 1912. The population was 1,344 at the 2010 census. Sophia was the hometown of the late U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd.
  2. Sophia a.k.a. Sophia Antipolis is a technology park northwest of Antibes and southwest of Nice, France. Much of the park falls within the commune of Valbonne. Created in 1970-1984, it houses primarily companies in the fields of computing, electronics, pharmacology and biotechnology. Several institutions of higher learning are also located here, along with the European headquarters of W3C and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. In the early years, one of the main challenges of Sophia Antipolis was to relate people and to create a sense of community. The "Human Factor" is what was to distinguish the Science and Technology Park in the world as a landmark of science, invention, innovation and research. It was to focus on building an international environment, creating an international community. This means taking into account and improving tenant interaction, networking and cross fertilization of ideas. The concept was that bringing together people from different intellectual horizons and "making" them meet, would bring added value and generate innovation.
  3. Sophia is an Unincorporated community in central Randolph County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is located along U.S. Highway 311, just northwest of the route's intersection of with I-73/I-74/US 220 and southeast of Archdale, North Carolina. It is the location of WGHP-TV's television transmitter tower. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Sophia citizens protested the North Carolina Department of Transportation on its plan to route I-74 through the center of town, essentially removing the community from existence. After a hearing with locals, the NCDOT decided to shift the planned corridor about 1 mile to the north.

There are other places with in their name, like Hagia Sophia, Sophia University, Little Hagia Sophia, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.


  1. Sophia is a central idea in Hellenistic philosophy and religion, Platonism, Gnosticism, Orthodox Christianity, Esoteric Christianity, as well as Christian mysticism. Sophiology is a philosophical concept regarding wisdom, as well as a theological concept regarding the wisdom of the biblical God.
  2. Sophia is a major theme, along with Knowledge, among many of the early Christian knowledge-theologies grouped by the heresiologist Irenaeus as gnostikos, "learned." Gnosticism is a 17th-century term expanding the definition of Irenaeus' groups to include other syncretic and mystery religions.
    • also known as Wisdom in Gnosticism
  3. Sophia is a prestigious academic journal devoted to professional pursuits in philosophy, metaphysics, religion and moral thinking, founded in 1962 by Max Charlesworth and Graeme de Graaf. From 2001 Sophia was published by Ashgate Publishing in collaboration with the Australasian Society for Philosophy of Religion and Theology, and Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy. The journal has since moved to Springer in Dordrecht, with its editorial office split between Melbourne, Australia and both coasts of the United States. The Editors-in-Chief are Purushottama Bilimoria, Patrick Hutchings, and Jay Garfield.
  4. SOPHIA is a European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy with Children. It is an open European cooperative organization for educators and philosophers working with the subject of philosophy with children.
  5. Sophia is the first EP namesake of the Brazilian pop singer-songwriter, dancer and actress Sophia Abrahão. Was launched in July 2014 with four tracks. Despite the artist have contract with Sony, the work was released independently. The EP is the genre Pop and R&B. It's more Pop than R&B.
  6. Sophia is a female name derived from σοφία, the Greek word for "Wisdom." Sophie is from the French form. Sophia has been a popular name throughout the western world. The name was used to represent the personification of wisdom and is also the name of an early Christian martyr.

Phrases with Sophia

Phrases starting with the word Sophia:

  1. Sophia glabra
  2. Sophia incisa
  3. Sophia Obtusa
  4. Sophia Ramosa
  5. Sophia Sonnei
  6. Sophia sophia
  7. Sophia Diffusa
  8. Sophia filipes

Phrases ending with the word Sophia:

  1. Herb Sophia
  2. Herb-Sophia
  3. Genus Sophia
  4. hagia sophia
  5. santa sophia
  6. Alysia Sophia
  7. Arabis Sophia
  8. Glenea Sophia
  9. Phryne Sophia
  10. Anaxita Sophia
  11. Esperia Sophia
  12. Junonia Sophia

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Google previewThe Fear of the Lord Is Wisdom (2017)

A Theological Introduction to Wisdom in Israel by Tremper Longman III

The name Sophia is the Greek equivalent to the Hebrew word ḥokmâ, or “ wisdom.

Google previewDelighting in the Feminine Divine (1994)

by Bridget Mary Meehan, Gloria Ortiz

Sophia is the Greek word for wisdom, or more accurately a transliteration of that word. Using the name "Sophia" rather than "wisdom," which suggests a person rather than a concept, is the intention of the biblical writers. (Source: Susan Cady ...

Google previewThe Ocean Between Us (2008)

by Rhonda H. Bishop, Cass Barch

Sophia is a military child whose single mother is being deployed to Iraq.

Google previewWomen Change the World (2014)

by Michelle Patterson

Sophia is the author of the award-winning 2011 nonfiction book Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama. Sophia is a highly sought-after motivational speaker and leadership trainer ...

Google previewSunshine and Storm in the East (2010)

Or, Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople by Annie Brassey

Sophia we went to the mosque of Ahmedyeh, which is the state mosque, as St. Sophia is the court mosque. The Sultan always goes there at the Feast of Bairam. It is a beautiful building outside, surrounded by six minarets. St. Sophia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholicism (2006)

by Frank K. Flinn

hagia, “holy” + sophia, “wisdom”) Among second-century CHRISTIANs, Sophia, the personification of wisdom, referred to CHRIST as the “Wisdom of God ” (Luke 12:49). The first and second cathedrals of CONSTANTINOPLE were both ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Byzantium (2012)

by John H. Rosser

Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. Facing northeast. Byzantium's greatest church, whose influence was such that subsequent Byzantine churches had one or more domes. However, no Byzantine church was ever again attempted on this scale.

Google previewKnights Templar Encyclopedia (2007)

The Essential Guide to the People, Places, Events, and Symbols of the Order of the Temple by Karen Ralls

Hagia Sophia A major inspiration for such medieval period luminaries as ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Saintly Women (1905)

by Agnes Baillie Cunninghame Dunbar

Sophia (1) or Sapientia, Sept. 17 in the Byzantine Church ; Sept. 30, July 1 , Aug.

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Historic Places: Southern Europe (1995)

by Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda

Description: Hagia Sophia (known as Ayasofya in Turkish), also known as the Church of Holy Wisdom and the Great Church, was the world's preeminent Christian church for 1,000 years. The present church is the third on the site; the first was ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

Sophia Woman as anima (the soul of man) and as spiritual guide. According ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey W. Bromiley

In the system censured by Plotinus we have a fall of the soul and of wisdom with it, and again Sophia is redeemed and engages in redemptive activity. 5. Coptic Gnostic Texts. In these texts we read of redemption by Christ in union with the ...

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Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent. (Sophia Loren)
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