Sunny

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sunny

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  • A user from Iowa, United States says the name Sunny is of Unknown origin and means "Joyful, Happy, Exciting, Kind, and Caring".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Sun"ny
Senses
  1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; hence, shining; bright; brilliant; radiant." Sunnybeams."Spenser." Sunnylocks."Shak.
  2. Exposed to the rays of the sun; brightened or warmed by the direct rays of the sun; as, a sunny room; the sunny side of a hill."Her blooming mountains and her sunny shores." [Addison.]
  3. Cheerful; genial; as, a sunny disposition."My decayed fair A sunny look of his would soon repair." [Shak.]
noun Sun"ny
See Sunfish.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer ("a gay sunny room" and "a sunny smile")
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Sunny

Sunny Deol is an actor, director, and producer. His ongoing career started in 1983. Sunny was given the name Ajay Singh Deol by his parent Dharmendra on October 19th, 1956 in Sahnewal, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

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Sunny Ozell is a country music, jazz, americana (music), blues, pop music, and country pop musician. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1989 to 1989. Sunny was born on December 23rd, 1978 in Reno, Nevada.

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Sunny is a singing, actor, radio personality, singer, and actress. Sunny was given the name Susan Soonkyu Lee on May 15th, 1989 in Orange County, California.

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Sunny was born on March 2nd, 1980 in Georgia, U.S.

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Sunny Mabrey is an actress, model, and comedian. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Sunny was born on November 28th, 1975 in Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.

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Sunny von Bülow was a socialite. Sunny was given the name Martha Sharp Crawford on September 1st, 1932 in Manassas, Virginia. She left this life on December 6th, 2008.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sunny

Sunny is a singing, actor, radio personality, singer, and actress. Sunny was given the name Susan Soonkyu Lee on May 15th, 1989 in Orange County, California.

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Hassan Sunny is a soccer player for the Army United F.C., National Football Academy (Singapore), Geylang International FC, Young Lions FC, Tampines Rovers FC, Warriors FC, and Singapore national football team. Hassan was born on April 2nd, 1984 in Singapore.

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Tehmina Sunny is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Tehmina was born on September 6th, 1980 in Croydon, England.

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Omar Sani is an actor. His career lasted from 1990 to 1999. Omar was given the name Mohammad Omar Sunny on May 6th, 1969 in Kolkata.

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Sunny was given the name Sahibzada Sanwar Azam Sunny by his parents Muhammad Shahid Sarwar and Kamrun Nahar on December 17th, 1989 in Dhaka.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 5 0 5
1905 6 0 6
1910 5 0 5
1912 7 7 0
1913 14 7 7
1914 18 13 5
1916 13 8 5
1917 16 10 6
1918 16 11 5
1919 20 7 13
1920 19 13 6
1921 11 11 0
1922 23 13 10
1923 13 13 0
1924 30 18 12
1925 20 13 7
1926 16 9 7
1927 20 10 10
1928 16 11 5
1929 25 17 8
1930 33 18 15
1931 14 14 0
1932 26 16 10
1933 20 11 9
1934 21 15 6
1935 21 12 9
1936 30 21 9
1937 33 24 9
1938 44 30 14
1939 36 28 8
1940 51 39 12
1941 50 43 7
1942 81 74 7
1943 63 55 8
1944 63 54 9
1945 71 60 11
1946 65 53 12
1947 66 51 15
1948 57 45 12
1949 43 37 6
1950 47 35 12
1951 49 44 5
1952 59 50 9
1953 76 66 10
1954 74 69 5
1955 48 40 8
1956 39 32 7
1957 46 36 10
1958 51 43 8
1959 51 40 11
1960 31 31 0
1961 31 31 0
1962 29 29 0
1963 39 32 7
1964 34 25 9
1965 23 17 6
1966 49 38 11
1967 55 44 11
1968 74 65 9
1969 96 83 13
1970 98 78 20
1971 147 127 20
1972 140 106 34
1973 111 81 30
1974 125 90 35
1975 350 319 31
1976 342 309 33
1977 267 235 32
1978 210 167 43
1979 216 184 32
1980 227 201 26
1981 208 186 22
1982 209 179 30
1983 161 126 35
1984 162 116 46
1985 220 161 59
1986 217 148 69
1987 203 144 59
1988 224 135 89
1989 198 115 83
1990 195 105 90
1991 212 112 100
1992 174 81 93
1993 164 82 82
1994 208 105 103
1995 138 74 64
1996 165 77 88
1997 183 101 82
1998 186 115 71
1999 178 98 80
2000 179 107 72
2001 156 88 68
2002 150 87 63
2003 173 100 73
2004 158 96 62
2005 210 133 77
2006 196 119 77
2007 193 139 54
2008 165 114 51
2009 227 161 66
2010 254 186 68
2011 226 173 53
2012 251 195 56
2013 268 205 63
2014 246 201 45
2015 291 218 73
2016 283 212 71
2017 323 264 59

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Popularity of Sunny as a first name

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Popularity of Sunny as a last name

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Common last names for Sunny

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sunny U.S.
  White 22.63% 64.26%
  African American 3.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 67.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sunny

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sunny

  • How Popular is the name Sunny? Sunny is the 2,257th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sunny was the 38,265th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sunny have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,989 babies born with the first name Sunny in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sunny to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sunny? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sunny first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sunny is Friday, May 26th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Sunny born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sunny was in 1975 with a total of 319 babies.
  • Random Sunny Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sunny is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 24 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Sunny: Your name in reverse order is Ynnus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Synnu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sunny? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 579 people with the last name Sunny.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sunny? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sunny as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.
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