Sunshine: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sunshine

Sunshine

Pronunciation: SUHN-shiyn (key)

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My name is Sunshine and I love it! People always respond so positively to it and I believe that sort of constant response has had a major impact on the entire course of my life. I feel very special and am grateful to my Mom and Dad for giving me such a wonderful gift.

Oddly they only people that have ever responded negatively to my name have been African-American women, usually over the age of 50. I'm not sure why but it's always been the case that when I've introduced myself to people of this group it's never received well. I assume there must be some sort of cultural difference there, something that I am not aware of.

At any rate, I'm hardly worried about it because the rest of the world that I meet seems to love it!
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A relative of mine's name is Sunshine Rain [last name]. She generally goes by Sunny. My understanding is that though she tolerates the name (doesn't complain), she doesn't particularly like it. I know she would never wish such a name on anyone else. She gets asked all the time if her parents were hippies (as does her brother, Dusty Clay [last name]).

Nicknames for Sunshine: | Edit

Sunny, Summer, Shiny

Meanings and history of the name Sunshine: | Edit

Meaning: Sunshine
Origin: English

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-In the novel "Shipping News" by Annie Proulx, the main character has two daughters called Bunny and Sunshine. The film version presents only one daughter, Bunny.

-Sunshine Corazon on Glee, played by Charice Pempengo

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