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What does Sunshine mean?

Sunshine Pronunciation of Sunshine [sun-shine] as a girls' name has its root in English, and the meaning of the name Sunshine is "sunshine; happy, cheerful temperament". Sunshine is a version of Sunny (English).

Associated with: happy (joy).


1 different relation via Sunny: Sunnie.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Sunshine Briella (S.B.), ..

How popular is Sunshine?

Sunshine is a very prominent first name for women (#1954 out of 4276, Top 46%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#26056 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sunshine was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #770 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sunshine name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sunshine outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Sunny (#1161 last year) is the only other popular related form of Sunshine appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Sunshine were favored as birth names 5 decades ago (usage of 0.01%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.01%, 35.9% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sunshine, Sunny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sunshine and related baby names outside U.S.