Sonny - Meaning of Sonny

What does Sonny mean?

[ 2 syll. son-ny, so-nny ] The baby boy name Sonny is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is SAHN-iy- †. Sonny is used chiefly in the English language, and it is derived from English and Old French origins. The name was originally a nickname for a young man. It was first promoted by the appearance of the character 'Sonny Boy' in the film The Singing Fool (1928) starring Al Jolson. The name is sometimes used as a diminutive form of other names such as Solomon and Saul.

In addition, Sonny is a diminutive form of the name Grayson (English).

Sonny is also a variant of the name Madison (English).

Sonny is also a variant of the name Mason (English).

Sonny is also a variant of the name Orson (English and French) in the English language.

Sonny has 11 variants. Variants include Sonee, Soney, Soni, Sonie, Sonnea, Sonnee, Sonney, Sonni, Sonnie, Sony, and Sunny.

See also the related categories, english, young (cub), man (humanity), and french.

Sonny is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1920s up to the 1970s. At the height of its usage in 1975, 0.021% of baby boys were given the name Sonny. It ranked at #427 then. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.020% and its ranking #664. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Sonny, Mason was the most regularly used. In 2018, it was used 33 times more than Sonny. Sonny has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.

Baby names that sound like Sonny include Sonni, Sonnie, Saami, Saamy, Sachen, Sachin, Sagen, Sagun, Sahaen, Sahaene, Sahain, Sahaine, Sahan, Sahane, Sahayn, Sahayne, Sahen, Sahin, Sahon, and Sajan.

† Pronunciation for Sonny: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

A famous person named Sonny is Singer Sonny Bono, born 16 February 1935 - 5 January 1998, Detroit, Michigan.



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