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Sonny is a common nickname and occasional given name which may refer to:



  • Charles Sonny Ates (1935-2010), retired American racecar driver
  • Erwin Sonny Bishop (born 1939), American college and professional football player
  • Shin'ichi Sonny Chiba (born 1939), Japanese martial artist and actor
  • Sonny Gray (born 1989), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Sidney Hertzberg (1922-2005), American National Basketball League point guard
  • Ernest Sonny Hutchins (1929-2005), stock car driver
  • Christian Sonny Jurgensen (born 1934), American Hall-of-Fame National Football League quarterback
  • Sonny Liles (1919–2005), American football player
  • Charles Sonny Liston (died 1970), heavyweight world champion boxer
  • Wilfred Sonny Siebert (born 1937), former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Jan Sonny Silooy (born 1963), Dutch former footballer
  • Anderson da Silva (born 1970), known as Sonny Anderson, Brazilian retired footballer
  • Sonny Weems (born 1986), American basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the Euroleague
  • Sonny Bill Williams (born 1985), New Zealand former professional rugby league and rugby union player
  • Jazz musicians

  • Saul Sonny Berman (1925-1947), American trumpeter
  • Joseph Sonny Burke (1914-1980), American big band leader
  • Conrad Sonny Clark (1931-1963), American pianist
  • George Sonny Cohn (1925-2006), American trumpeter
  • William Sonny Criss (1927-1977), American saxophonist
  • Francis Sonny Dallas (1931-2007), American bassist
  • Sonny Fortune (born 1939), American saxophonist and flautist
  • Herbert Sonny Greenwich (born 1936), Canadian guitarist
  • Sonny Greer (1895-1982), American drummer
  • Percival Sonny Payne (1926-1979), American drummer
  • Sonny Red (1932-1981), American alto saxophonist
  • Theodore Sonny Rollins (born 1930), American saxophonist
  • Warren Sonny Sharrock (1940-1994), American guitarist
  • Huey Sonny Simmons (born 1933), American saxophonist and English horn player
  • Sonny Stitt (1924-1982), American saxophonist born Edward Boatner, Jr.
  • Other musicians

  • Albert "Sonny" Cunha (1879-1933), Hawaiian composer
  • Sonny Black, English singer/songwriter born William Boazman
  • Salvatore Philip Bono, better known as Sonny Bono (1935-1998), American singer, record producer and politician
  • Edwin Sonny Chillingworth (1932-1994), slack-key guitar player from Hawaii
  • Sonny Emory (born 1962), freelance touring and studio drummer
  • Sonny James (born 1929), stage name of American country music singer James Hugh Loden
  • Sonny Kay, founder of the record label Gold Standard Laboratories
  • Sonny King (singer) (1922-2006), American lounge singer born Luigi Antonio Schiavone
  • Sonny Landreth, American blues guitar player
  • Sonny Moore, better known as Skrillex, American songwriter and electronic music producer
  • Sonny Fredie Pedersen, Danish musician and actor
  • Clyde Sonny Sandoval (born 1951), 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
  • Other

  • Ralph Sonny Barger (born 1938), founding member of the original Oakland, California, chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club
  • Sonny Flood (born 1989), English actor who plays Josh Ashworth on Hollyoaks
  • John Franzese, Sr. (born 1917), underboss of the Colombo crime family
  • George Sonny Perdue (born 1946), governor of the U.S. state of Georgia
  • Harold G. White, mechanical engineer, aerospace engineer, and applied physicist
  • Fictional characters

  • Sonny Black, in the film Donny Brasco
  • Dominick "Sonny" Carisi, Jr., detective on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Sonny Corinthos, in the soap opera General Hospital
  • Sonny Corleone, in the film The Godfather
  • James "Sonny" Crockett, an undercover police detective in the action drama television series Miami Vice
  • Sonny Forelli, in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Sonny Kiriakis, on the soap opera Days of our Lives
  • Sonny LoSpecchio, a main character in the film A Bronx Tale, played by Chazz Palminteri
  • Sonny Munroe, in Disney Channel Original Series Sonny with a Chance
  • Sonny Spoon, a police detective character in the TV series Sonny Spoon
  • Sonny Sumo, a supporting character of DC Comics' Forever People
  • Sonny Valentine, in the soap opera Hollyoaks
  • Sonny Weaver, Jr., main character of the 2014 film Draft Day, played by Kevin Costner
  • Sonny, a robot in the film I, Robot
  • Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, the mascot for Cocoa Puffs breakfast cereal
  • Sonny Wolff, the father of Nat and Alex Wolff in The Naked Brothers Band
  • Music

  • Sonny, an Irish version of the Ron Hynes folk song
  • References

    Sonny Wikipedia

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