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976
in the U.S.
since 1880
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239
in the U.S.
in 2010

Sunil

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How popular is the baby name Sunil in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 9 0 9
1963 9 0 9
1964 10 0 10
1965 6 0 6
1966 9 0 9
1967 14 0 14
1968 20 0 20
1969 22 0 22
1970 20 0 20
1971 21 0 21
1972 31 0 31
1973 26 0 26
1974 32 0 32
1975 33 0 33
1976 25 0 25
1977 37 0 37
1978 33 0 33
1979 42 0 42
1980 32 0 32
1981 42 0 42
1982 33 0 33
1983 25 0 25
1984 31 0 31
1985 20 0 20
1986 38 0 38
1987 27 0 27
1988 15 0 15
1989 21 0 21
1990 12 0 12
1991 25 0 25
1992 18 0 18
1993 28 0 28
1994 19 0 19
1995 8 0 8
1996 12 0 12
1997 11 0 11
1998 23 0 23
1999 13 0 13
2000 15 0 15
2001 16 0 16
2002 8 0 8
2003 10 0 10
2004 7 0 7
2005 6 0 6
2006 8 0 8
2007 8 0 8
2008 7 0 7
2009 10 0 10
2010 7 0 7
2011 6 0 6
2012 10 0 10
2015 6 0 6

Fun Facts about the name Sunil

  • How many people with the first name Sunil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 976 babies born with the first name Sunil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sunil to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sunil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Sunil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sunil is Wednesday, February 16th, 1916.
  • What year had the most people named Sunil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sunil was in 1979 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Sunil Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sunil is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Sunil: Your name in reverse order is Linus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uisln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sunil? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 239 people with the last name Sunil.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sunil? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sunil as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Sunil as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sunil U.S.
  White 2.09% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 95.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sunil

People with the last name Sunil are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sunil" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sunil as well as things modernly associated with the name Sunil such as celebrities named Sunil.

Indian (Sanskrit)

Origin and Meaning of Sunil

The name "Sunil" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Dark Blue, Sapphire". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons With the Name Sunil

Sunil Grover

Sunil Grover is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2002.

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Suniel Shetty

Suniel Shetty is an actor, businessman, and bodybuilder. His ongoing career started in 1992. Suniel was given the name Sunil Shetty on August 11th, 1961 in Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

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Shakti Kapoor

Shakti Kapoor is an actor and comedian. He was most prominent from 1975 to present. Shakti was given the name Sunil Sikanderlal Kapoor on July 4th, 1958 in Delhi.

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Sunil Dutt

Sunil Dutt was an actor, producer, director, and politician. Sunil was given the name Balraj Dutt on June 6th, 1930 in Jhelum, British India,. He left this life on May 25th, 2005.

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Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar is a cricketer. Sunil was born on July 10th, 1949 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

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Sunil

Sunil is an actor and voice actor. He has been prominent since 1999. Sunil was given the name Sunil Varma in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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  • Sunil Mittal
    (chairman & group ceo of bharti enterprises)
  • Sunil Chhetri
    (soccer player)
  • Sunil Lanba
    (influential individual)
  • Sunil Pal
    (comedian)
  • Sunil Gulati
    (President of the United States Soccer Federation)
  • Sunil Gangopadhyay
    (writer)
  • Sunil Joshi
    (cricketer)
  • Sunil Sukhada
    (actor)
  • Sunil Barve
    (actor)
  • Sunil Kumar Desai
    (film director)
  • Sunil Mukhi
    (leading somebody)
  • Sunil Kumar Verma
    (leading somebody)
  • Sunil Tatkare
    (famed individual)
  • Sunil Kanoria
    (vice chairman of srei infrastructure finance limited)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sunil

Sunil

Sunil is an actor and voice actor. He has been prominent since 1999. Sunil was given the name Sunil Varma in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Samvrutha Sunil

Samvrutha Sunil is an actor and film actress. She was most active from 2004 to 2012. Samvrutha was given the name Samvritha Sunil on October 31st, 1986 in Kannur, India.

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Sowmarpet Sunil

Sowmarpet Sunil is a notable individual. Sowmarpet was born on August 5th, 1989 in Kodagu district.

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Erickavu N Sunil

Erickavu N Sunil is an it professional, mridangam artist, and mridangam. He plays Mridangam. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. Erickavu was born on March 15th, 1977 in Haripad, Alappuzha, Kerala, India.

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What does the name Sunil mean?

Sis for serene, your calm time.

Uis for upstanding, your inner-self.

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Iis for important, the search for all parts of life that are

Lis for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

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