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What does Sunny mean?

Sunny Pronunciation of Sunny [sun-ny] as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Sunny). Usually a nickname describing a child's temperament. Also a respelling of Sonny.


Sunny has 2 variants: Sunney and Sunnie.

1 more related form via Sonny: Sonnie.

Creative forms:
(male) Sony, Sunly, ..

(female) Sunna, Sunnyi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sunny Coleson (S.C.), ..

How popular is Sunny?

Sunny is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#52500 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sunny entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #1092 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Sunny are Sonny (#828 a year ago) and Sonnie. These forms of Sunny were popular as baby names in the 1970s (average #1381) and are almost as popular today. Sonny is the steady favorite.

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

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

Similar Names

Sunny is alike in pronunciation to Signy, Sweeny and Zuni. Other suggested similar names are Benny, Danny, Denny, Donny, Jonny, Kenny, Lanny, Lenny, Lonny, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sandy, Sujay, Sully, Sunil, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sunny.