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Sophie (F)>

Sophie (female)

Variants:Sofie (F) Sophia (F)
Pet Name(s):Phie (F)
Pet Name for:Sophia (F)
Can be spelt:Sophy (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English, French and German form of Sophia [q.v.], from Greek "wisdom".

Also a pet name for Sophia, Sophie is, according to Whyte, now more popular than Sophia for a girl's name in Scotland.  However, in the 1841 and 1881 Censuses of Aberdeenshire, Sophia outnumbered the alternative by a factor of hundreds!