Sophie vs Susan - What's the difference?

sophie | susan |

As a noun sophie

is .

As a proper noun susan is




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.
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  • * 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)
  • .
  • * ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet : Act I, Scene III:
  • Susan' and she - God rest all Christian souls! - / Were of an age. Well, ' Susan is with God; / She was too good for me.
  • * 1855 , North and South , Bernhard Tauchnitz 1855, page 382:
  • "With all my heart, though I have not an idea who little Susan' may be. But I have a kindness for all '''Susans''', for simple ' Susan' s sake.
  • * 1932 , Words and Names , J.Murray 1932, page 84:
  • My own 'reaction' to the name Susan' is a vision of a sturdy young woman garbed in 'print' and armed with a mop or other domestic implement, a picture compounded of a succession of domestic '''Susans''' passing before the eyes of early childhood. - - - It is symptomatic of the game of general post now being played by the classes and the masses that ' Susan is taking refuge, with Betty, Peggy, Jane and Ann, among the aristocracy, while Gladys and Muriel reign below stairs,
  • * 2006 , Digging to America , Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN 0307263940, pages 10, 62:
  • Susan', they called her. They chose a name that resembled the name she had come with, Sooki, and also it was a comfortable sound for Iranians to pronounce. "' Su-san !" Maryam would sing when she went in to get her from her nap. "Su-Su-Su!"
    - - - Even on issues pertaining to their daughter, the Yazdans took a very different approach. Imagine changing that charming name, Sooki, part of her native heritage, to plain old Susan !

    Usage notes

    * In continuous use since the Middle Ages, with the latest popularity peak in the mid-twentieth century.


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