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Sonny meaning and name origin
Sonny \s(on)-ny\ as a boy's name is pronounced SUN-ee. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Sonny is "son". A nickname, sometimes friendly and sometimes a little condescending. Also a short form of Santino. Entertainer Sonny Bono.
Sonny has 2 variant forms: Sonnie and Sunny.
For more information, see also the related name Orson.
Baby names that sound like Sonny are Signy and Sunney.
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Popularity of Sonny
Sonny is a somewhat popular first name for men (#772 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#49302 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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