Sonny is a common nickname and occasional given name. It can be a derivative of the English word "Son",[1] a name derived from the Ancient Germanic element *sunn meaning "sun"[2] or the Slavic male name Slavon meaning "famous, glorious".

People with the name include:


Jazz musicians

Other musicians

  • Sonny Double 1, Welsh rapper
  • Sonny Black, English singer/songwriter born William Boazman
  • Salvatore Sonny Bono (1935–1998), American singer, record producer and politician
  • Albert Sonny Burgess (1929–2017), rockabilly singer and guitarist
  • Edwin Sonny Chillingworth (1932–1994), slack-key guitar player from Hawaii
  • Albert "Sonny" Cunha (1879–1933), Hawaiian composer
  • Sonny Curtis (born 1937), country and pop singer-songwriter
  • Sonny Digital (born 1991), American record producer, rapper, and DJ.
  • Sonny Emory (born 1962), freelance touring and studio drummer
  • Sonny James (1928–2016), stage name of American country music singer James Hugh Loden
  • Sonny Kay (born 1972), founder of the record label Gold Standard Laboratories
  • Sonny King (singer) (1922–2006), American lounge singer born Luigi Antonio Schiavone
  • Clyde Sonny Landreth (born 1951), American blues guitar player
  • Sonny Moore (born 1988), better known as Skrillex, American songwriter and electronic music producer
  • Sonny Fredie Pedersen, Danish musician and actor
  • Sonny Sanders (1939–2016), American soul music singer-songwriter, arranger, and producer
  • Paul Sonny Sandoval (born 1974), lead singer of rock band P.O.D.
  • Sonny Terry (1911–1986), blind American blues musician born Saunders Terrell
  • Sonny Boy Williamson I a.k.a. John Lee Williamson (1914–1948), blues singer and harmonica player
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II a.k.a. Aleck Ford "Rice" Miller (c.1912–1965), blues singer and harmonica player


Fictional characters

See also


  1. ^ "Sonny m - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics". Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  2. ^ "Sonny f - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics". Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  3. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur Tweet". Retrieved 2021-01-18.
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