First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
961
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page

How to Pronounce Sunshine

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from United Kingdom
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Sunshine?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sunshine mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sunshine

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Sunshine to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sun"shine`
Senses
  1. The light of the sun, or the place where it shines; the direct rays of the sun, the place where they fall, or the warmth and light which they give."But all sunshine, as when his beams at noon Culminate from the equator." [Milton.]
  2. Anything which has a warming and cheering influence like that of the rays of the sun; warmth; illumination; brightness."That man that sits within a monarch's heart, And ripens in the sunshine of his favor." [Shak.]
adjective Sun"shine`
Sunshiny; bright.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
  2. Moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
  3. The rays of the sun
Wiktionary

In the Coverdale Bible in 1535, in Genesis and Exodus about 1250 as Middle English sunnesine. Compound of sun + shine.

  1. The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.
    We were warmed by the bright .
  2. A location on which the sun's rays fall.
    We moved out of the shade and into the .
  3. Geniality or cheerfulness.
    I enjoyed the of her smile.
  4. A source of cheerfulness or joy.
  5. The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place.
  6. (Britain) Friendly form of address often reserved for juniors.
    Alright , safe to cross now.
  7. (Britain) Ironic form of address used to an inferior or troublemaker.
    OK, , listen up and listen good. There's five vandalised telephone boxes out there and I know you're responsible.
  8. (humorous) Used to address someone who has just woken up and/or is very sleepy.
    Good morning, !

Notable Persons Named Sunshine

Sunshine Cruz is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1992. Sunshine was born Sunshine Cruz on July 18th, 1977 in Manila. Sunshine is also known as Shine.

Popularity:

Sunshine was given the name Lloyd Olen Parker on June 10th, 1927. He breathed his last breath on February 17th, 1999.

Popularity:

Sunshine Dizon is an actor, presenter, singing, actress, host, and singer. Her career lasted from 1986 to 2010. Sunshine was given the name Margaret Sunshine Dizon-Tan on July 3rd, 1983.

Popularity:

Sunshine Anderson is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and neo soul chief executive officer, singer-songwriter, and record producer. She has been prominent since 2001. Sunshine was born on June 7th, 1974 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Popularity:

Sunshine is a wrestler. Sunshine was born on January 1st, 1962.

Popularity:

Sunshine Becker is a rock music, psychedelic rock, jazz, gospel music, world music, rhythm, and blues singing. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1992. Sunshine was given the name Sunshine Flower Garcia on July 1st, 1972 in Oakland, California. Sunshine is also known as Sunshine Becker, Sunshine (Garcia) Becker, Becker, and Sunshine Garcia.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine is a pop music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Bipolar was given the name Adio Marchant .

Popularity:

Caroline Sunshine is an actress, singer, and dancer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Caroline was given the name Caroline Mohr Sunshine on September 5th, 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Popularity:

Tony Sunshine is a rhythm and blues music artist (occupation). He has been prominent since 1997. Tony was given the name Antonio Cruz on April 23rd, 1977 in The Bronx, New York, New York, U.S.

Popularity:

Sunshine is a wrestler. Sunshine was born on January 1st, 1962.

Popularity:

Tommie Sunshine is an electronic music, pop music, rock music, and dance-pop record producer, songwriter, disc jockey, and singing. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Tommie was given the name Thomas Lorello on March 26th, 1971. Tommie is also known as Lorello and Thomas.

Popularity:

Ken Sunshine is a public relations consultant.

Popularity:

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1905 5 5 0
1907 9 9 0
1912 8 8 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 9 9 0
1916 12 12 0
1917 9 9 0
1918 20 20 0
1919 11 11 0
1920 15 15 0
1921 11 11 0
1922 18 18 0
1923 13 13 0
1924 14 14 0
1925 8 8 0
1926 19 19 0
1927 9 9 0
1928 6 6 0
1929 7 7 0
1931 5 5 0
1932 10 10 0
1934 5 5 0
1952 8 8 0
1954 6 6 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 10 10 0
1958 7 7 0
1961 5 5 0
1966 5 5 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 7 7 0
1970 22 22 0
1971 53 47 6
1972 81 81 0
1973 120 115 5
1974 262 255 7
1975 324 324 0
1976 305 296 9
1977 308 303 5
1978 228 228 0
1979 240 240 0
1980 241 241 0
1981 204 199 5
1982 143 143 0
1983 126 126 0
1984 92 92 0
1985 85 85 0
1986 68 68 0
1987 56 56 0
1988 46 46 0
1989 54 54 0
1990 41 41 0
1991 45 45 0
1992 41 41 0
1993 47 47 0
1994 41 41 0
1995 51 51 0
1996 59 59 0
1997 78 78 0
1998 67 67 0
1999 82 82 0
2000 96 96 0
2001 78 78 0
2002 91 91 0
2003 78 78 0
2004 86 86 0
2005 109 109 0
2006 65 65 0
2007 88 88 0
2008 73 73 0
2009 68 68 0
2010 73 73 0
2011 62 62 0
2012 70 70 0
2013 63 63 0
2014 45 45 0
2015 58 58 0
2016 51 51 0
2017 55 55 0

Where is the name Sunshine popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Sunshine as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sunshine as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in California, Arizona, or Indiana.

Popularity of Sunshine as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Sunshine as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, California, or New Jersey.

Common first names for Sunshine

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sunshine U.S.
  White 91.78% 64.26%
  African American 1.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sunshine

People with the last name Sunshine are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Sunshine

  • How Popular is the name Sunshine? Sunshine is the 3,688th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sunshine was the 25,659th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sunshine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,210 babies born with the first name Sunshine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sunshine to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sunshine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1905 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sunshine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sunshine is Wednesday, September 22nd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Sunshine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sunshine was in 1975 with a total of 324 babies.
  • Random Sunshine Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sunshine is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Sunshine: Your name in reverse order is Enihsnus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Unsesnih. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sunshine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 961 people with the last name Sunshine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sunshine? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sunshine as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Sunshines Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Sunshine

Name poster for Sunshine(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • 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).
  • 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.