If you鈥檙e expecting, chances are you鈥檝e browsed a few baby books and websites for the perfect name for your little one. You鈥檝e probably also been keeping up with celebrity baby names to see if any suit your style (Elsie Otter, anyone?). Well, if 鈥淪ophia鈥 or 鈥淪ofia鈥 is on your top 10 list, you鈥檙e not alone. Naming experts say it has become the most popular across the world, reports The Independent.


In nine countries 鈥 including Mexico, Italy and Russia 鈥 people are loving 鈥淪ofia鈥 with an 鈥渇.鈥 Meanwhile, in the US, 鈥淪ophia鈥 with a 鈥減h鈥 comes in third among expectant parents and, according to the article, is 鈥渟econd or third in at least 20 countries.鈥 According to Nameberry, Sophia was the number one girls鈥 name in the US from 2011 to 2013, and its popularity is still clearly holding strong. The name is Greek and means 鈥渨isdom,鈥 according to the website.

If you like the name Sophia but aren鈥檛 into giving your kid the most popular moniker in the world, Nameberry suggests alternatives including Sophie and Zofia. Who knows? Maybe next year, Zofia will be topping the name charts.

What do you think about the name Sofia or Sophia? Let us know in the comments.

(h/t The Independent)