What does Sunny mean?
Sunny [sun-ny] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Sunny) is pronounced SUH-nee. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Sunny is "sunshine; happy, cheerful temperament". Usually a nickname describing a child's temperament.
(female) Sany, Suny, ..
(male) Sunly, Sunne, .. Middle name pairings:
Sunny Iman (S.I.), ..
How popular is Sunny?
Sunny is a very prominent first name for women (#1438 out of 4276, Top 34%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#52500 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Sunny entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #832 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #1161. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Sunshine is the only other popular alternative form of Sunny (#1161 last year). These relations of Sunny reached the apex of their popularity 45 years ago and are somewhat less conventional today.
Sunny is pronounced similarly to Cinny, Sana, Sanna, Sannah, Sannie, Sanny, Seana, Seanna, Sena▼, Siana, Sianna, Siena▲, Sienna▲, Signa, Signy, Sina, Sinnie, Sinny, Sonja▼, Sonni, Sonnie, Sueanna, Swanny, Zanna and Zenna. Other suggested similar names are Anny, Benny, Binny, Bonny, Bunny, Conny, Danny, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Fanny▼, Genny, Ginny, Hanny, Janny, Jenny▼, Jinny, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Nanny, Penny▼, Renny, Ronny, Sandy▼, Sindy, Sinty, Sukey, Suky, Sunel, Susy, Suzy, Syndy, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sunny.See names in meaning and etymology.