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Sonny is a common nickname and occasional given name.

Notable people with the name include:


Jazz musicians[edit]

Other musicians[edit]

  • 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 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
  • 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[edit]

See also[edit]