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Gender: Boy Meaning: Son of Ours Origin: English Pronunciation: SUN ee Related Names: Sonnie, Sunny

Sonny: Popularity

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100th most popular boys name in the UK

686 recorded births
in 2012

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Additional information about the name Sonny:

The name sonny can trace its origin back to use of the common pet name ‘sonny’ or ‘son’ in reference to young boys. As it is therefore taken to mean ‘Son of Ours’ it is often used as the name for the first male child in the family. It is also sometimes seen, unusually, to be used as a girl’s name. Famous people who share this name include New Zealand rugby player Sonny Bill Williams.

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