My grandmother's maiden name was Sophie or Sophia Sabbagh, born in Aleppo Syria in 1895. Her real first name in Arabic was Shafi'a, which may be your ancestor's actual name. Shafi'a is equivalent of Clementine, but Syrian or Lebanese immigrants with this first name would frequently change it to an English name sounding similar, such as Sophie or Sophia.
Our Sophie (Shafia) Sabbagh came to US via Ellis Island in 1913 at age 16 and married Shafic Shagawat, my grandfather, already in U.S. age 20, and also from Aleppo. She is listed as Sophie Shagawat in Social Security records, passed away in NJ in 1980.Obviously, Sabbagh is a relatively common Syrian and Lebanese name, we were told by her that the surname Sabbagh means "dyer" (as in textile dye craftsmen) in Arabic.The Sabbaghs and my family were Syrian Catholics from Aleppo (Haleb) who came here between 1909 and 1913.Don't know if this information is helpful at all