English from Italian
"little song"

Sonnet Origin and Meaning

The name Sonnet is a girl's name meaning "little song".

Could there be a more poetic name than Sonnet? Actor Forest Whitaker was inspired to choose it for his daughter.

The word sonnet derives from the Italian sonetto, meaning 'little song.' And although Shakespeare is the most acclaimed master of this fourteen-line form, there have been many other accomplished sonneteers, including Milton, Wordsworth and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Other names beyond Sonnet that can work for the child of a writer or book-lover: Story, Poet, Fable.

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Famous People Named Sonnet

  • Sonnet Noel Whitaker (b. 1996)daughter of actor Forest Whitaker
  • Ewa Sonnet (born Beata Kornelia Dąbrowska)Polish model and singer