Sonny Name Meaning & Origin

Sonny

Pronunciation: SUH-nee (key)

Origin of the name Sonny:

Derived from the vocabulary word sonny, a term used to address a young boy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Yikes. I'm a guy and so many people comment about my name being a girl's name. So many people ask in disbelief, "Your name is Sonny?"

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Son, Sunny D

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Famous real-life people named Sonny: | Edit

Sonny Bono, half of 1970s musical duo Sonny and Cher, later elected as Republican Congressman from California
Sonny Moore, now known as "Skrillex", former lead singer for the band From First to Last (broken up)
Sonny Patrick MacDonald Gallagher (b. 2010), son of English singer, songwriter, and guitarist Noel Gallagher
Sonny Lee (b. 2012), son of American actor, photographer, producer, and skateboarder Jason Lee

Sonny in song, story & screen: | Edit

Santino "Sonny" Corleone -- character in The Godfather
Sonny - a gangster character from General Hospital
Sonny Malone- Lead male character in the musical Xanadu played by Michael Beck

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