Sonny is a common given name, and may refer to:

* Sonni Ali, the first great king of the Songhai Empire
* Sonny Ates, a retired American racecar driver
* Ralph 'Sonny' Barger, a founding member of the original Oakland, California, USA chapter of Hells Angels
* Sonny Bishop, an American college and professional football player
* Sonny Black Napolitano, a capo in the Bonanno crime family
* Sonny Chiba, Japanese martial artist and actor
* Sonny Hutchins, a stock car driver
* Sonny Jurgensen, a famed American football quarterback
* Sonny Liston, a heavyweight boxer
* Sonny Perdue, a governor of the U.S. state of Georgia
* Sonny Siebert, a former Major League Baseball pitcher
* Sonny Silooy, a Dutch football (soccer) player
* Sonny Flood, an English actor who plays Josh Ashworth on Hollyoaks
* Sonny Anderson, a Brazilian Football player who played for Barcelona and Lyon

In music

* Albert "Sonny" Cunha, a Hawaiian composer
* Sonny Bono, an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician
* Sonny Black, an English singer/songwriter
* Sonny Boy Williamson I, a bluesharmonica player.
* Sonny Boy Williamson II, a blues singer en harmonica player.
* Sonny Chillingworth, a slack-key guitar player from Hawaii
* Sonny Emory, a freelance touring and studio drummer
* Sonny James, an American country music singer
* Sonny Kay, founder of the record label Gold Standard Laboratories
* Sonny King (singer), an American lounge singer
* Sonny Moore, American songwriter.
* Sonny Sandoval, lead singer of rock band P.O.D.

In jazz music

* Sonny Berman, a jazz trumpeter
* Sonny Clark, an American jazz pianist
* Sonny Criss, an American jazz saxophonist
* Sonny Fortune, an American jazz saxophonist and flautist
* Sonny Greenwich, a Canadian jazz guitarist
* Sonny Rollins, an American jazz saxophonist
* Sonny Sharrock, an American jazz guitarist
* Sonny Simmons, an American jazz saxophonist and english horn player
* Sonny Stitt, an American jazz saxophonist

Fictional characters

* Sonny, a fictional character in the movie I, Robot
* Sonny Corinthos, a fictional character on General Hospital
* James "Sonny" Crockett, a fictional undercover police detective in the action drama Miami Vice
* Sonny Corleone, a fictional character in the movie The Godfather
* Sonny Forelli, a fictional character in the video game
* Sonny Sumo, a fictional supporting character of DC Comics' "Forever People"
* Sonny Valentine, a fictional character on Hollyoaks.
* Sonny Koufax, a fictional character in the movie Big Daddy


* Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, a barbecue restaurant chain in the southeastern United States
* Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, the mascot for Cocoa Puffs
* "Sonny" a 2003 film starring Nicolas Cage

See also

* Sunny

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