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Origin and Meaning of Sony

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Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Sony is of Unknown origin and means "God".
  • According to a user from India, the name Sony is of Unknown origin and means "Handsome,charming ,cute.".
  • A user from India says the name Sony is of Hindi origin and means "Beautiful".
  • A submission from India says the name Sony means "Gold" and is of Hindi origin.

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  • A combination of Latin sonus (“sound”) and sonny (“boy”, diminutive)
  1. An international electronics and media company based in Tokyo, Japan.

Notable Persons Named Sony

Sony Norde is a soccer player for the Boca Juniors Reserves, Academy, San Luis F.C., Cafetaleros de Tapachula, Sheikh Russel KC, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Mohun Bagan A.C., Mumbai City FC, and Haiti national football team. Sony was born on July 27th, 1989 in Grand'Anse Department.


Sony Dwi Kuncoro is a badminton player.


Sony Michel is a football player. Sony was born on February 17th, 1995 in Orlando, Florida.


Sony Lab'ou Tansi was a playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Sony was given the name Marcel Ntsoni on July 5th, 1947 in Kinshasa. He breathed his last breath on June 14th, 1995.


Sony Niculescu was a soccer player for the Unirea Tricolor București, FC Petrolul Ploiești, Maccabi București, and Romania national football team. Sony was born on January 25th, 1914 in Brăila. He passed away on November 18th, 1986.


Sony Esteus was a radio journalist. He breathed his last breath in 3.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sony

Richa Sony is an actress and model. Richa was born on July 8th, 1985. Richa is also known as Richa Sony.


Warrick Sony is an electronic music, agitprop, and world music musician. He plays Recording studio, Guitar, Drum kit, Bass guitar, Tabla, Sitar, and Trombone. He has been prominent since 1982. Warrick was given the name Warrick Swinney on September 12th, 1958 in Port Elizabeth. Warrick is also known as Kalahari Surfer and Wreck Sony.


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Popularity of Sony as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sony U.S.
  White 18.33% 64.26%
  African American 8.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 58.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sony

People with the last name Sony are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sony

  • How Popular is the name Sony? Sony is the 21,244th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sony was the 100,302nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sony have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 313 babies born with the first name Sony in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sony to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sony? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sony first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sony is Wednesday, January 7th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Sony born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sony was in 1988 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Sony Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sony is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Sony: Your name in reverse order is Ynos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Syon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sony? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 180 people with the last name Sony.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sony? Sony is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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