Sonnen Name Meaning & Origin
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Sonnen is a surname and place name (or part of a surname/place name, as in Sonnenberg) which has some appeal as a given name. German-speakers pronounce it with a long o sound, but most Americans pronounce it with a short o sound because of the double consonants.
- Personal experiences with the name Sonnen
This is a friend's maiden name and my son's name, although I would also have used it for a daughter. Everyone loves it.
- Nicknames for Sonnen
Sonni (rhymes with Bonnie)
- Meanings and history of the name Sonnen
The word literally refers to sunbathing, but as a name, it implies brightness and cheer. Sonnen is the name of a village on a sunny mountainside in Germany. As a surname, it may have indicated that someone was from this village or that they had a sunny disposition.
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