Day name, English from Latin
"day of the Sun"

Sunday Origin and Meaning

The name Sunday is a girl's name meaning "day of the Sun".

Sunday is among the most usable of the day names, with its sunny opening syllable, initially made famous when Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban chose it for their daughter. Although it had been widely written that Kidman and Urban named their baby after art patron Sunday Reed, Kidman was quoted saying that was a myth, they just liked the name.

More recently, Sunday was chosen by influencer Savannah LaBrant for her daughter, a sister to Everleigh, Posie, and Zealand.

Currently, Sunday is the second most popular English day name. It closely follows Wednesday, which was boosted when actor Rupert Grint used it for his daughter.

Sunday carries subtle spiritual connotations, being the day of rest in Christianity. It's a rising choice among modern Christian baby names.

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Sunday Rank in US Top 1000

# 434 on Nameberry

Sunday Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Sunday Popularity

Famous People Named Sunday

  • Sunday Reed (born Lelda Sunday Baillieu)Australian art patron
  • Sundaystage name of Jin Bo,ra, South Korean pop singer of the group The Grace
  • Sunday RileyAmerican skincare guru
  • Sunday Rose Kidman Urban (b. 2008)daughter of actress Nicole Kidman & singer Keith Urban
  • Sunday Molly Myers (b. 2014)daughter of actor Mike Myers
  • Sunday Sky (b. 2017)daughter of model Ferne McCann
  • Sunday Juno Fox (b. 2019)daughter of actress Janet Montgomery and Joe Fox
  • Kez Sunday Udoka (b. 2011)son of actress Nia Long and Ime Udoka

Sunday in Pop Culture

  • Sunday Settmanone of the septuplets in 2017 film "What Happened to Monday" (AKA: "Seven Sisters")
  • Sundayminor character on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • Sundaycharacter from "Something So Right"
  • SundayPresident of Anarchist Council of European Dynamiters in "The Man Who Was Thursday" (1908) by G. K. Chesterton
  • Baron Sundaycharacter from "The New Adventures of Superman"
  • Meaning "the Sun's day"
  • "...six ways to Sunday" phrase meaning "in every way possible"
  • "It's been a month of Sundays"