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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sunna

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  • According to a user from Norway, the name Sunna is of Unknown origin and means "The Sun Sunshine".
  • A submission from Finland says the name Sunna means "The Sun (comes from islandic language) Pretty common Sami (indigenous people) firstname (girls), can also be written "Sunna", and then pronounced differently Sunna is also lastname for ex. in Norway" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Korean

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Sun"na
A collection of traditions received by the orthodox Mohammedans as of equal authority with the Koran.

Etymology: Ar. sunnah rule, law

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran
  1. Alternative form of sunnah

Notable Persons Named Sunna

S. D. Gunadasa was a businessman. He holds the title Sri Lanka Sikhamani. S. was given the name Sunna Deniya Gunadasa on September 5th, 1931 in Talalla Gandara Matara. He died on July 6th, 2014.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sunna

Kim Sunna is a hockey player for the Luleå HF in the Swedish Hockey League. He was most active from 2006 to present. Kim was born on June 14th, 1987 in Kiruna.


Fun Facts about the name Sunna

  • How Popular is the name Sunna? Sunna is the 55,804th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sunna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29 babies born with the first name Sunna in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sunna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sunna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sunna is Sunday, October 30th, 1910.
  • What year had the most people named Sunna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sunna was in 1990 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sunna: Your name in reverse order is Annus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nnsau. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.