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Sophia too common? vs. yes vs. no

I love the name sophia, but I am afraid it is going to become too common when My child is born. What do you think? Any good unpopular names?

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Sophia Too common? 0% (0 votes)
Yes 53% (10 votes)
No 47% (9 votes)

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I love it but I think it is much too common. It isn’t nearly as bad as all the Emmas, Lilys, Madisons and Emilys though. GL!!
posted by guest: Em :: 2008-11-03 15:35:31 | report
Sophia is already a very popular girls name. In fact it is on most lists for a top baby girls name. It is still pretty, but you will have a ton of other Sophia’s. It won’t be a unique name at all! There are tons of good unpopular names. Look on this webstite as well as others, there really are alot of names out there!
posted by guest :: 2008-11-03 15:36:12 | report
It is popular, but not too popular IMO! I love it! I teach school, and there’s only 1 Sophia in our entire school...Caroline, Katie, Caitlin, Ava, Emily, etc. are WAY more popular than Sophia! I say go for it...it’s gorgeous!
posted by guest :: 2008-11-03 15:38:57 | report
Popularity of the female name Sophia Year of birth Rank
2007 6
2006 9
2005 12
2004 15
2003 20
2002 27
2001 37
2000 42
1999 53
1998 73

Right now the SSA website has it in the top 10 again for this year, somewhere around #6 or #7.
posted by guest :: 2008-11-03 15:39:21 | report
The SSA list of popular names is based on the entire country, so the popularity of certain names may differ from state to state. Sophia may not be as popular where you live. I wouldn’t worry about the popularity of the name if you love it...it’s a gorgeous name!
posted by guest :: 2008-11-03 15:42:32 | report
I think if you love it you should pick it...
posted by guest :: 2008-11-03 15:43:53 | report
It’s a great name and not overly common in my opinion. It’s like Olivia.. not many people are named this but eveyone goes oh yeah I heard of that name.. Classic.
posted by guest: Sarah :: 2008-11-03 15:50:45 | report
you can check the ssa website for popularity by state and see what it is in the state you live, personally i don’t like sophia that much - it reminds me of a snob, or a poodle
posted by guest :: 2008-11-03 18:37:02 | report

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