a female given name.

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


[soh-fee, sof-ee]

noun, plural So·phies. (sometimes lowercase)

any of the Safavid rulers of Persia: used as a title.
Also Sophi.

Origin of Sophy

1530–40; probably < Turkish sofi < Persian ṣūfī sufi, by association with Safawī the safavid dynasty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -phies

(formerly) a title of the Persian monarchs

Word Origin for Sophy

C16: from Latin sophī wise men, from Greek sophos wise
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Word Origin and History for sophies


French form of Sophia (q.v.).

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