Sophie vs Charlotte - What's the difference?

sophie | charlotte |

As proper nouns the difference between sophie and charlotte

is that sophie is {{given name|female|from=Ancient Greek}} while Charlotte is {{given name|female|from=French|}}.

As nouns the difference between sophie and charlotte

is that sophie is obsolete spelling of lang=en wisdom while Charlotte is designating a type of women's bonnet popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1832 , English Songs , 1851, LXXXV ("To Sophie"):
  • Wilt thou be a nun, Sophie ? / Nothing but a nun? / Is it not a better thing / With thy friends to laugh and sing?
  • * 1991 , Talking It Over , ISBN 0-224-03157-0 page 241, 252:
  • No, like a small child, my daughter, Sophie Anne Louise. We gave her three names, all of which exist in English as well as in French, so she can change her name just by changing her accent. - - -
    Sophie' Anne Louise. It is a bit pretentious, do you not find? Maybe it is better in English. ' Sophie Anne Louise. No, it still sounds like one of Queen Victoria's grandchildren.
  • .
  • * 1995 , Marilyn Seguin, The Bell Keeper: The story of Sophia and the Massacre of the Indians at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, in 1782 , page 8,
  • Sophia landed on her behind on the soft moss that lined the river bank. "Besides, you don't win yet, Sophie ," he said. "I have one more stone still."



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1852 D. H. Jacques, A Chapter on Names , The Knickerbocker, or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume XL, August 1852, page 117:
  • My Charlotte conquers with a smile, / And reigneth queen of love.
    In the home-circle and among her companions, Charlotte lays aside her queenship and becomes a gentle Lottie .
  • * 1859 (George Eliot), Adam Bede , Chapter VII:
  • "Here's Totty! By-and-by, what's her other name? She wasn't christened Totty." "Oh, sir, we call her sadly out of name. Charlotte''s her christened name. It's a name i' Mr. Poyser's family; his grandmother was named ' Charlotte . But we began calling her Lotty, and now it's got to Totty. To be sure it's more like a name for a dog than a Christian child."
  • * 2007 (Sophie Hannah), Hurting Distance , Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 9780340 937907, page 225:
  • 'Can I call you Charlotte ?'
    'No. I hate the name, makes me sound like a Victorian aunt. I'm Charlie, and no, you can't call me that either.'
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  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (historical) Designating a type of women's bonnet popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • * 1764 , The Scots Magazine , Sep 1764:
  • The Charlotte bonnet'', form'd to please, / And ''Strelitz coif she wore with ease.
  • * 1819 , La Belle Assemblée , Apr 1819:
  • the Charlotte bonnet, from the Sorrows of Werther , was the most becoming and elegantly retired bonnet ever yet sported for walking.
  • * 1968 , Gisèle d'Assailly, Ages of Elegance :
  • Women now resembled well-rounded cabbages from which protruded a tiny head crushed beneath a Charlotte hat covered with plumes and gew-gaws.