Sonny

Sonny - A very unique male name



  Mar 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sonny, meaning son, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1535. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sonny and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sonny? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sonny. The baby boy name Sonny was given to 120 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1085 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 13,675 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sonny peaked in popularity 42 years ago in 1975 on position 431.



Famous with this name

Sonny Valicenti
Sonny Lee
Sonny Surwiec


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Sonny is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sonny is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #517 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,555.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sonny is where you live.


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Sonny origin and meaning

Sonny is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means son. To see famous people named Sonny, pop culture references for the name Sonny and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sonny

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sonny, sorted by popularity.

Sean / Shawn / Shane / Sam / Shaun / Shannon / Simon / Sammy / Sammie / Shayne /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121085
2011893
2010982
2009905
2008877
2007881
2006900
2005839
2004901
2003821
2002817
2001887
2000936
1999982
1998921
1997963
1996961
1995873
1994937
1993811
1992780
1991677
1990678
1989611
1988562
1987657
1986562
1985662
1984631
1983739
1982623
1981585
1980602
1979581
1978516
1977621
1976510
1975431
1974493
1973478
1972500
1971581
1970577
1969634
1968631
1967607
1966764
1965690
1964707
1963719
1962730
1961683
1960657
1959709
1958611
1957648
1956645
1955653
1954637
1953641
1952680
1951679
1950639
1949646
1948614
1947546
1946550
1945589
1944512
1943554
1942576
1941633
1940536
1939652
1938544
1937544
1936550
1935470
1934505
1933573
1932779
1931899
1930739
1929757
1928920
19271274
19201941
19191623
19161535

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California517
Arizona722
Tennessee751
Texas866
Illinois1056
Florida1161
New York1555

Even more about Sonny


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sonny a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sonny?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1975
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Sonny
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 13,675
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +120

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