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By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 13 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Wise

Pronunciation: Sahk-ruh-teez, /ˈsɒkrəˌtiːz/, S AA K R AH T IY Z

Popularity Rank: #26,555

On this page:

  • 1. Socrates Meaning
  • 2. Socrates Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Socrates
  • 4. Socrates Translations in other languages
  • 5. Socrates Name Popularity
  • 6. Socrates popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Socrates
  • 8. Names similar to Socrates

Socrates Meaning

The name Socrates is of Greek origin and means 'whole, wise, power'. It is derived from the Greek word 'sokrates', which is composed of the elements 'sos' meaning 'whole' and 'kratos' meaning 'power, strength'.

Socrates also means "Wise, The Name of the Great Greek Philosopher, Used by Greek Families, Whole Power, Wise and powerful".

Socrates is commonly found in United States of America, Peru, Colombia, and 59 more countries.

Socrates Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: Sahk-ruh-teez

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈsɒkrəˌtiːz/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: S AA K R AH T IY Z

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

AA: Pronounce as in "father" (AA F TH ER)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

T: Pronounce as in "top" (T AA P)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

Z: Pronounce as in "zoo" (Z UW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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How Socrates is Pronounced in Different Languages?

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Socrates Translations in other languages

  • Amharic: ሶቅራጠስ
  • Arabic: سقراط
  • Egyptian Arabic: سوقراط
  • Bashkir: Сократ
  • Belarusian: Сакрат
  • Bulgarian: Сократ
  • Bengali: সক্রেটিস
  • Catalan; Valencian: Sòcrates
  • Czech: Sókratés
  • Church Slavic; Old Slavonic; Church Slavonic; Old Bulgarian; Old Church Slavonic: Сѡкратъ
  • Chuvash: Сократ
  • Greek, Modern (1453-): Σωκράτης
  • Spanish; Castilian: Sócrates
  • Persian: سقراط
  • Irish: Sócraitéas
  • Galician: Sócrates
  • Gujarati: સોક્રેટિસ
  • Hebrew: סוקרטס
  • Hindi: सुकरात
  • Hungarian: Szókratész
  • Armenian: Սոկրատես
  • Icelandic: Sókrates
  • Japanese: ソクラテス
  • Georgian: სოკრატე
  • Kazakh: Сократ
  • Central Khmer: សូក្រាត
  • Kannada: ಸಾಕ್ರಟೀಸ್
  • Korean: 소크라테스
  • Kirghiz; Kyrgyz: Сократ (философ)
  • Macedonian: Сократ
  • Malayalam: സോക്രട്ടീസ്
  • Mongolian: Сократ
  • Marathi: सॉक्रेटिस
  • Burmese: ဆိုကရေးတီး
  • Nepali: सुकरात
  • Dutch; Flemish: Socrates (filosoof)
  • Panjabi; Punjabi: ਸੁਕਰਾਤ
  • Pushto; Pashto: سقراط
  • Portuguese: Sócrates
  • Russian: Сократ
  • Sanskrit: सुकरात
  • Sindhi: سقراط
  • Slovak: Sókrates
  • Serbian: Сократ
  • Tamil: சாக்கிரட்டீசு
  • Telugu: సోక్రటీసు
  • Tajik: Суқрот
  • Thai: โสกราตีส
  • Tatar: Сократ
  • Ukrainian: Сократ
  • Urdu: سقراط
  • Yiddish: סאקראטעס
  • Chinese: 苏格拉底

Socrates Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Socrates is recorded 1,413 times globally, ranking it as the 26,555th most common name worldwide.

Socrates is most prevalent in United States of America, with 280 occurrences, making it the 7,814th most popular name in the country.

In Cyprus, the name Socrates is found among 1 in every 930 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Socrates Popularity by Country

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United States of America#7,8141 : 6,461
Peru#3,0291 : 4,821
Colombia#6,5211 : 7,912
Mexico#5,4071 : 6,481
Bolivia#3,3311 : 5,522
Greece#1,5361 : 1,829
Spain#9,0071 : 13,069
Brazil#10,2451 : 18,877
Saudi Arabia#46,3531 : 80,339
Chile#10,0051 : 19,801
Panama#4,0091 : 7,153
Cyprus#5931 : 930
South Africa#32,7131 : 97,703
Nigeria#20,2041 : 50,420
Cameroon#6,7641 : 19,411
United Kingdom#18,1971 : 24,918
Italy#34,1441 : 56,311

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Socrates popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Socrates from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

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