What does Sunny mean?
Sunny /sun-ny/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used 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.
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Sunny for girls. Sunny entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #839 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Sunny and associated names. Sunshine is the only other popular alternative form of Sunny. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.216%) and have become much less widespread since. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)