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100+ Classic & Unique Middle Names for Sophia

So, you’ve finally chosen the perfect name for your little girl: Sophia. As I’m sure you’re well-aware, Sophia is a timeless, Greek name meaning “wise.” It’s one of those rare baby names that happens to be a favorite worldwide without being totally overused.

Now let’s start sifting through amazing baby names that go with Sophia.

Middle Names for Sophia

This list of middle names for Sophia is a little different. I love names with fantastic meanings and history behind them. So, for this post, I’m including the meanings and origins of each name. 

But! Once you’ve gone through this list, check out the helpful guides at the bottom of the post (including celebrity inspiration and WHY some names sound better with Sophia than others). Hopefully, it’ll make your selection process 1000x easier.



Best Middle Names for Sophia

Middle Names for Sophia- Baby Girl Names

Are you ready to choose a middle name for little Sophia? Check out this list and write down a few (about ten) of your favorite names. Make sure you compare notes with your partner later so you can whittle it down to your top three!

Remember, don’t think twice about it. Just write down what looks cool.

Sophia Addison

Old English. Although this name is more used for girls now, technically it’s a unisex name meaning, “Adam’s son.”

Sophia Anne

Latin. A variation of the Hebrew name, Hannah. It means, “God has favored me.”

Sophia Ashton

English. Ash tree town.

Sophia Bryce

Scottish. Of Britain.

Sophia Belle

French. This is probably one of my favorite middle names for Sophia. Yes, one is technically Greek and the other is French, but they go so well together! And the meanings? Perfect! Belle means “beauty.”

Sophia Brie

French. Marshland.

Sophia Christina

Spanish. A biblical girl name meaning, “anointed” or “Christ follower.”

Sophia Camila

Spanish. Young religious servant

Sophia Claire

English with Latin roots. Clear or bright.

Sophia Daphne

Greek. Looking for a Greek middle name for Sophia? Check out Daphne! It means, “laurel tree.” Out of context this is probably a little weird, but in ancient days, the leaves from laurel trees were used to weave crowns for the winners of Greek games.

Sophia Deanna

Greek. Another beautiful Greek baby name for Sophia! Deanna takes after the Greek goddess, Diana. Meaning fertility.

Sophia Dior

French. “Golden.”

Sophia Eve

Hebrew. “Life giving.”

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Sophia Elle

French. I think Elle is one of the most universal middle names for Sophia.You can either go by it’s french meaning, “she,” or think of it as a shortened version of Elizabeth, which means “promised to God.”

Sophia Everly

Old Germanic. This historical baby girl name means “brave as a wild boar.” I think that’s telling, don’t you? 

Sophia Faith

American. Faith means “confidence or trust.”

Sophia Fiona

Old French.  “Pale.”

Sophia Felicity

English.  Sometimes women just “know” the personality of their babies. If you suspect your little one will truly be a bundle of joy, try the name Felicity. It literally means, “happy.”

Sophia Giselle

German. For some reason, this middle name for Sophia rolls off the tongue so smoothly. Giselle meas “pledge.”

Sophia Gwen

Welsh. “Blessed or holy.” 

Sophia Grace

Latin. Grace goes with so many beautiful names. And why wouldn’t it? 

Sophia Harper

English. “Player of the harp.”

Sophia Holly

Old English. If you have a Christmas baby on the way, Holly is perfect! Holly literally references a holly tree.  

Sophia Hope

English. “Desire of Fulfillment.”

Sophia Isabel

Spanish. Another one of my favorite baby names that go with Sophia! Isabel means “promised to God.”

Sophia Ivy

Old English. Of the vine. 

Sophia Jane

Hebrew. Feminine version of the name John, which means, “God is gracious.”

Sophia Jolene

French. Pretty

Sophia Joy

Latin. Another beautiful middle name you really can’t go wrong with. It’s pure happiness.

Sophia Kathryn

Greek. Ready for another Greek name? Katherine means “pure.” I love the modernized spelling, “Kathryn.”

Sophia Kristen

Danish. “Follower of Christ”

Sophia Keilani

Hawaiian. This name is on fire right now! It means “Heaven.”

Sophia Lilliana

Latin. Looking for something traditional but a little more intricate than Lily? Check out Lilliana!

Sophia Lynn

Welsh. “Lake.”

Sophia Lauren

French. Another one of my favorite middle names for sophia. Lauren is actually French for wisdom. So…I guess this makes your baby extra wise?

Sophia Louise

Old German. “Famous warrior.”

Sophia Mackenzie 

Scottish. “Comely.”

Sophia Macy

Old French This name screams “girl power.” Macy actually means “weapon.” Heck. Yes.

Sophia Mercy 

English. “Grace.”

Sophia Michelle

French. The female version of the name, Michael. It means who is like God?

Sophia Natalie

Greek. Looking for another good Christmas name? Natalie means “Christmas Child” or “birth of the Lord.”

Sophia Nicole

Greek. Female version of Nicholas. Victorious

Sophia Noelle

French. “Christmas.”

Sophia Ophelia

Greek. Okay, I struggled with putting this one on the list because technically it breaks some of the “rules” below. But, since Ophelia is a Greek name with a beautiful meaning, I decided to make an exception. Ophelia means “benefit.” 

Sophia Octavia

Latin. “Eighth.” Whether she’s your eighth kid or simply born in October, Octavia makes a beautiful middle name for Sophia.

Sophia Olivia

Latin. “Olive.”

Sophia Page

Latin. “Helper.”

Sophia Penelope

Greek. I love this name. Seriously. It doesn’t get any better than Penelope. The meaning is fairly understated though. It’s Greek for “weaver.”

Sophia Priscilla

Latin. “Ancient.”

Sophia Peyton

Old English. This unisex name means “fighting man’s estate.” 

Sophia Queen

Sophia is such a regal name. Queen seems like a perfect middle name for it.

Elizabeth Quinn

Irish. A unisex name meaning, “counsel.”

Sophia Ruby

English. Referencing the jewel.

Sophia Reece

English. Meaning “ardent” or “enthusiasm.”

Sophia Ramona

Greek. Ramona isn’t used nearly enough. It means “beautiful one.”

Sophia Rose

English. Classic names just go well together. Beautiful flower.

Sophia Rue

Greek. After the herb

Sophia Sage

English. Refers to the healing herb. Also refers to a wise people or scholars. (“Sage advice”). Perfect for Sophia, right?

Sophia Sabrina

Irish. We’re breaking another rule here. Thou shalt not give Sophia a name that sounds similar. But Sabrina actually works. Sabrina means Princess.

Sophia Serenity

English. Calmness

Sophia Shay 

Shay is both Gaelic and Hebrew. It means “gift.”

Sophia Victoria

Latin. Feminine version of Victor, which means “victory.”

Sophia Vivienne

Latin. “Alive”

Sophia Violet

English. Totally modern name referencing the purple/blue flower. Or color.

Sophia Taylor

English. “Cutter of cloth”

Sophia Tess

Greek. “Late summer”

Sophia Tinsley

English. “Hill.”

Sophia Willow

English. Referring to the willow tree.

Sophia Winter

Old English. Perfect for those Christmas babies! 

Sophia Zanthe

Greek. Did you know that there are actually lots of Greek girl names beginning with a z? And they actually work with Sophia! Zanthe means “light blonde.”

Sophia Zebina

Greek. One who is gifted

Sophia Zeva

Greek. Give your little fighter the name she needs. Zeva means “sword.”

Elizabeth Zoe

Greek. Ready for another variation of Eve? Here’s Zoe, meaning, “life.”

Celebrity Inspirations for Names that Go With Elizabeth:

I don’t know about you, but I like to check out real life name combinations. Here are some popular celebs that might help!

  • Actress, One Tree Hill: Sophia Anna Bush
  • Sophia Loren
  • Actress, Tristan and Isolde, A Discovery of Witches: Sophia Jane Myles
  • Modern Family Actress: Sofia Margarita Vergara
  • Sofia Richie

How to Choose a Middle Name for Sophia

Why You Need a Middle Name

You know, technically you don’t actually need a middle name for Sophia. It’s not required legally…however, there are a few pretty persuasive reasons why you might want to consider one. 

  • Namesake: If you love Sophia but your heart is torn because you’d like your little girl to share a name with a beloved relative, a middle name is the perfect opportunity to do that without compromising your style. We did this with baby #2 and I am so, so glad I did. 
  • Easily Identifiable: Sophia is a timeless name that parents will most likely always find attractive. This can be a blessing and a curse. There’s a fairly good chance your daughter will share her name with other girls in her classes. And, if your last name isn’t odd (like mine), she’ll probably share a first and last name with a few women across the nation.
  • Middle Names Can Be Nicknames: The one downside of Sophia? Your nicknames are kind of limited to Sophie, Fia, and maybe…So? You can compensate for this by bestowing little Sophia with an excellent middle name. 

Things to Consider for a Middle Name


It sounds weird, but you really do need to consider what your child’s middle initials spell out. ESPECIALLY with a baby name beginning with S. Trust me on this. Whatever nickname you choose, just consider this tiny factor. 


Have you ever heard a name that “just sounds right?” Believe it or not, there’s a standard, or an unofficial set of rules. Here are just a few things to keep in mind:

  • Avoid using two similar-sounding consonants. For example, avoid Kate Kerri.
  • Differ syllable counts. E.g. So-phi-a Lor-en compared to So-phi-a Lor-en-a. One has a little more punch to it!
  • Avoid two names that sound too similar. For example, Sophia Sophie
  • Consider the meaning of the overall name. For example, Sophia Zanthe means Wise Little Blonde 
  • Choose a name that has the same “feel”. For instance, Sophia is Greek. Try another Greek name!
  • You can always choose two names!

Different Ways to Spell Sophia

Sophia is a classic Greek name meaning “wisdom.” Let’s check out different ways we can spell it.

Variations of Sophia:

  • Sofia
  • Sofie
  • Sophie
  • Zophia

What Are Your Middle Names for Sophia Ideas?

So, what do you think about these middle names for Sophia? I hope one of these beautiful baby names inspired you!

My best tip is to write down your top 10, eliminate 5. STOP. Think on it a few days, then bring your top 3 to your partner. Together, whittle the list down to your top 3. From there, try out each name for a few days, just to see how it feels on your tongue. Experiment with nicknames (double check initials…)

If you’re still searching for inspiration for middle names for Sophia, I’ve compiled a TON  of baby name idea posts. Check them out below!

Good luck, Mama!


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