Did you ever want to know how sofa found its name? The sofa is a long seat that can normally seat two or more people. “The origin of sofa came from a Arabic word meaning suffa. It was made in the late 17th century and onward. It is similar to a settee. A settee is a smaller version the distinction is the settee is not fully covered but the sofa is covered completely on the back side and front. A sofa is the professional way of saying couch and it is less formal then a settee. The couch is a common word or layman word for a sofa. At Today’s Home we carry both settees and sofas.