This name is of Greek origin and means “wisdom”. Sofia is a variation of the Greek name Sophia, which was derived from “sophia”, the Greek word for wisdom. Several queens of Russia and Spain were named Sofia. If you’re looking for a variant, Sonya is the Russian form of Sofia.



The good thing about this name is that the meaning remains the same in French and in English! The name Rose is derived from the Latin “rosa”, which referred to the flower. If you’re looking for something more unique, you might like the fact that in Old English, this name was translated as Roese and Rohese.



Do you know any Lina among your friends, or do you use it as diminutive for other names like Angelina, Apollina, Carolina, Evangelina, Melina or Rosalina? Anyway, it’s a name with multiple origins. For example, in Arabic “Lina” (لينة) refers to a young palm tree. It means “tender” or “tenderness”. But in Chinese, “Li” (丽) means “pretty” and “Na” (娜) means “elegant”.