Sophia


Sophia

Sophia is a common female name derived from the Greek word for "wisdom." It may also refer to:

;Spiritual
* Sophia (wisdom), the Greek word for "wisdom", a theological concept in Hellenistic religions
* Pistis Sophia, gnostic text
* In the Ben Sirach, wisdom from the Torah.

;People
*Saint Sophia of Rome, a martyr (d. 304 AD)
*Sophia the Martyr, d. 137 AD

;Royalty
* Sophia of Sweden, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg
* Sophia Wilhelmina of Sweden, Grand Duchess of Baden "(known as Sophie in Baden)"
* Sophia Albertina of Sweden, Abbess of Quedlinburg Abbey
* Sophia of Nassau, Queen Consort of Sweden

;Music
* Sophia (indie rock band)
* Sophia (rock band), a Japanese band
* Sophia (EP) by The Crüxshadows
* Sophia (song) by Nerina Pallot
* A track on the Good Shoes album Think Before You Speak

;Buildings
* Hagia Sophia or Saint Sophia, Istanbul
* Saint Sophia a number of churches throughout the world
* Sophia Cathedral in Russia
* Sophia University in Tokyo

;Geographic locations
* Sophia Antipolis, France
* Sophia, West Virginia
* Sophia, Tuvalu, a former name for island of Niulakita
* Sophia Range, a mountain range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

;Science
* Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
* 251 Sophia, asteroid

;Other
* Sophia (journal), International journal for philosophy of religion, metaphysical theology and ethics
*SOPHIA (European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy with Children)
*Sophia (vehicle) from the Blaster Master video-game series
*Sophia, a brand of Bulgarian red wine

ee also

*People named Sophia
*Sofia (disambiguation)


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  • Sophia — [sō fē′ə, sōfī′ə] n. 〚< Gr sophia, skill, wisdom < sophos, wise〛 a feminine name: dim. Sophie, Sophy * * * I Russian Sofya Alekseyevna born Sept. 27, 1657, Moscow, Russia died July 14, 1704, Moscow Regent …   Universalium

  • Sophia — Área no incorporada de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sophia — f From the Greek word meaning ‘wisdom’. The Eastern cult of St Sophia seems to be the result of misinterpretation of the phrase Hagia Sophia ‘holy wisdom’ as if it meant ‘St Sophia’. The name became popular in England in the 17th and 18th… …   First names dictionary

  • Sophia — (Agios Nikolaos,Греция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Agios Nikolaos Lefktro, Agios Nikolaos, 24024, Греция …   Каталог отелей

  • Sophia' s — (Амстердам,Нидерланды) Категория отеля: Адрес: Sophialaan 45, Амстердам – Ауд Зяуд, 1075 BM Амст …   Каталог отелей

  • Sophia — Sophia, WV U.S. town in West Virginia Population (2000): 1301 Housing Units (2000): 643 Land area (2000): 0.683840 sq. miles (1.771137 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.683840 sq. miles (1.771137 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Sophia, WV — U.S. town in West Virginia Population (2000): 1301 Housing Units (2000): 643 Land area (2000): 0.683840 sq. miles (1.771137 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.683840 sq. miles (1.771137 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Sophia — (Монте Сан Савино,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via Aldo Moro, 2, 52048 Монте Сан Савино …   Каталог отелей

  • Sophia — (Масса Лубренсе,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 80061 Масса Лубренсе, Италия …   Каталог отелей

  • Sophia — fem. proper name, from Gk. sophia wisdom, from sophos wise …   Etymology dictionary