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Boy Name: Sonny

Name: Sonny
Pronunciation: \s(on)-ny\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: son
Origin: English
Related Names: Orson
Sounds Like: Signy, Sunney
Variant forms: Sonnie, Sunny
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 772
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 49302


Sonny \s(on)-ny\ as a boy's name is pronounced SUN-ee. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Sonny is "son". A nickname, sometimes friendly and sometimes a little condescending. Also a short form of Santino. Entertainer Sonny Bono.

Sonny has 2 variant forms: Sonnie and Sunny.

For more information, see also the related name Orson.

Baby names that sound like Sonny are Signy and Sunney.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Sonny.


Sonny is a somewhat popular first name for men (#772 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#49302 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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