Sonja: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Sonja

The Russian and Scandinavian version of Sophia, which makes it a great choice for parents who love Sophia but find it just a bit too popular. Let's be real, though, she'll probably still complain that you didn't name her Sophia like the rest of the girls in her class.

Nicknames:

Soni.

Famous people named Sonja:

Reality TV personality Sonja Christopher; Olympic figure skater/actress Sonja Henie; actresses Sonia Kristina and Sonia Braga; singer Sonja Alden.

Fun fact:

Sonja de Lennart is the German fashion designer who invented capri pants.

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