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).
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 1000) are Sofia (#12 2 years ago), Sofie, Sonia (#946), Sonja, Sonya, Sophia (#3) and Sophie (#91). These forms of Sonnie were favored in 1999 (average #526) and are almost as common today (#578, 11.1% less), but with the forms Sonia, Sonja and Sonya becoming less trendy. Sophia has been the most well-known version, although Sophie appears to be getting popular too. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sonnie and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Sonnie is pronounced similarly to Cinnie, Cynnie, Sannie, Sinnie, Sunnee, Sunni, Sunnie, Swannie and Zannie. Other suggested similar baby names are Bonnie▼, Connie▼, Donnie▼, Jonnie▼, Konnie, Lonnie▼, Monnie, Nonnie, Ronnie▼, Shanie and Vonnie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sonnie.