Sophie

[soh-fee]
Also So·phi·a [soh-fee-uh, -fahy-uh, soh-fee-uh] /soʊˈfi ə, -ˈfaɪ ə, ˈsoʊ fi ə/.
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Sophia

noun
  1. 1630–1714, electress of Hanover (1658–1714), in whom the Act of Settlement (1701) vested the English Crown. She was a granddaughter of James I of England and her son became George I of Great Britain and Ireland
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Word Origin and History for sophia

Sophia

fem. proper name, from Greek sophia "skill, knowledge of, acquaintance with; sound judgement, practical wisdom; cunning, shrewdness; philosophy," also "wisdom personified," abstract noun from sophos "wise" (see sophist). Saint Sophia in ancient church names and place names in the East is not necessarily a reference to a person; the phrase also is the English translation of the Greek for "divine wisdom, holy wisdom," to which churches were dedicated.

Sophie

French form of Sophia (q.v.).

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