What does Sonnie mean?
Sonnie /son-nie/ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Sonnie) is of English and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Sonnie is "wisdom". Sonnie is an alternate form of Sonia (English) with the suffix -e. Sonnie is also a variant of Sophia (Greek).
(female) Senie, Sonna, ..
(male) Sonn, Sonnien, ..
How popular is Sonnie?
Sonnie is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#80812 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent alternative forms of Sonnie (outside Top 2000) are Sofia (#12 from current records), Sofie (#1227), Sonia (#946), Sonja (#1838), Sonya (#1436), Sophia (#3) and Sophie (#91). These forms of Sonnie were favored less than a decade ago (median #725) and are almost as common today (#793, 14% less usage), but with forms such as Sonia becoming less trendy. Sofia and Sophia are two of the more fashionable names for newborns here. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sonnie and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Sonnie is pronounced similarly to Cinnie, Cynnie, Sanna, Sannah, Sannie, Sanny, Sinnie, Sinny, Sunnee, Sunni, Sunnie, Sunny, Swannie, Zannie, Zinnia and Zonia. Other suggested similar names are Annie▼, Bennie▼, Binnie, Bonie, Bonne, Bonnee, Bonni, Bonnie▼, Bonnin, Bronnie, Bunnie, Connee, Conni, Connie▼, Cornie, Donni, Fannie▼, Gennie, Ginnie, Hennie, Jannie▼, Jennie▼, Jinnie, Joanie, Johnnie▼, Jonie, Jonnie, Konnie, Linnie▼, Minnie▼, Nannie▼, Nonie, Nonnie, Pennie, Rennie, Ronnee, Ronnie, Sammie, Sandie, Shanae▼, Shane, Shanee, Shani, Shanie, Shannae, Shaunie, Shawnie, Shone, Shonna, Sidnie, Sindie, Sine, Sivnie (see Sivney), Sokie, Tonie, Vannie, Vinnie▼, Vonnie and Winnie▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sonnie.