• 2k Sunni
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2k
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since 1880
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Sunni

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  1. One of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
  2. A member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
Wiktionary

From Arabic سُنِّيّ (sunniyy), from سُنَّة (sunna, “Sunna”) + ـِيّ (-iyy).

  1. (countable) A follower of Sunnism.
  2. (uncountable) Sunni Islam.

Notable Persons With the Name Sunni

Sunni Ali is royalty. He holds the title 1, 1st king of the Songhai Empire, and 15th ruler of the Sonni dynasty. His career lasted from 1464 to 1492.

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Sunni Brown is a famous person. Sunni was born on July 8th, 1977.

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Sunni Hughes is a soccer player for the Fortuna Hjørring, Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki, and Australia women's national soccer team. Sunni was born on June 9th, 1968 in Australia.

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Sunni Hizbullah is a soccer player for the Persiba Bantul. Sunni was born on March 11th, 1994 in Bantul.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 5 5 0
1951 10 10 0
1952 8 8 0
1953 10 10 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 8 8 0
1956 11 11 0
1957 6 6 0
1958 8 8 0
1959 11 11 0
1960 12 12 0
1962 5 5 0
1963 11 11 0
1964 7 7 0
1965 9 9 0
1966 8 8 0
1967 20 20 0
1968 17 17 0
1969 26 26 0
1970 20 20 0
1971 41 41 0
1972 26 26 0
1973 22 22 0
1974 29 29 0
1975 49 49 0
1976 70 70 0
1977 38 38 0
1978 36 36 0
1979 51 46 5
1980 69 69 0
1981 62 62 0
1982 58 58 0
1983 42 42 0
1984 46 46 0
1985 36 36 0
1986 58 58 0
1987 41 41 0
1988 60 60 0
1989 52 52 0
1990 37 37 0
1991 37 37 0
1992 38 32 6
1993 33 33 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 25 25 0
1996 32 32 0
1997 32 32 0
1998 24 24 0
1999 30 30 0
2000 42 42 0
2001 25 25 0
2002 25 25 0
2003 26 26 0
2004 23 23 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 21 21 0
2007 20 20 0
2008 14 14 0
2009 27 27 0
2010 29 29 0
2011 32 32 0
2012 32 32 0
2013 36 36 0
2014 30 30 0
2015 38 38 0

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Popularity of Sunni as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Sunni

  • How Popular is the name Sunni? Sunni is the 6,860th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sunni have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,866 babies born with the first name Sunni in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sunni to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sunni? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sunni first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sunni is Friday, March 22nd, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Sunni born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sunni was in 1976 with a total of 70 babies.
  • Random Sunni Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sunni is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Sunni: Your name in reverse order is Innus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nuisn. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Sunni mean?

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Uis for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Iis for ideals, no higher!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 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.