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Gender: Female Origin of Sunday: Word name

The name Sunday is a girl's name . Sunday and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Sunday is among the most usable of the day names, with its sunny opening syllable, made famous when Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban chose it for their newborn daughter. Although it had been widely written that Kidman and Urban named their baby after art patron Sunday Reed, Kidman recently was quoted saying that was a myth, they just liked the name. There were 34 baby girls named Sunday last year, but perhaps more parents will be inspired by the Kidman-Urban choice.

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Famous People Named Sunday

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

Pop Culture References for the name Sunday

Sunday Settman, one of the septuplets in 2017 film "What Happened to Monday" (AKA: "Seven Sisters")
Sunday, minor character on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Sunday, character from "Something So Right"
Sunday, President of Anarchist Council of European Dynamiters in "The Man Who Was Thursday" (1908) by G. K. Chesterton
Baron Sunday, character from "The New Adventures of Superman"
"...six ways to Sunday," phrase meaning "in every way possible"
"It's been a month of Sundays"
"But a child that is born on the Sabbath day / Is blithe and bonny, good and gay," nursery rhyme
Meaning 'the Sun's day'


snowsbeloved Says:


I feel the same way but I also like Sunniva.

SimoneKadele Says:


Really? I'd think Wednesday is the most usable weekday name. Or Tuesday. Not that Sunday isn't nice, too.

Lola Says:


On one hand I love this name, but on the other I don't!! It sounds kind of religious- (makes me think of Sunday church)
But at the same time it's fresh and comes with the adorable nickname Sunny!

Bobcat108 Says:


I love the nn Sunny, but would go w/Sonia or Sunniva to get to Sunny.

MonaBerry Says:


I named my daughter Sunday because I wanted to call her Sunny, but I couldn't bring myself to actually put that down on the birth certificate, and Sunshine and Sunbeam were too hippy-ish.

Zelliew Says:


I might consider April, May or June but I'm not ready for the days of the week yet

Hylian Wizard Says:


That comment was like a bait and switch for me! I love it. I have been reading all your comments, and I love how well thought out a lot of them are, even if I don't always agree with them.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I hate modern word names. They just seem so try-hard and pretentious and 'Look at me! Haven't I given my child such as original, eughneike name?!' In my eyes, a choice like Cricket will never live up to a name like Cressida. Just as Rainbow can't ever match Raina and Holiday will forever fail in the face of Holly. They just don't appear to possess any real meaning or significance, even when parents attempt to give them some.

And then there's Sunday. I dislike the religious connotations and don't know what would look stupider: naming a girl Sunday when she was born on the day or naming a girl Sunday when she wasn't born on the day? Everything about it just seems contrived and with no true justification for using it - WHY DO I LIKE IT SO MUCH?!

It doesn't have a proper history, or any depth or character to speak of. It's not exactly what I would call a classy or sophisticated choice either and it definitely doesn't match some of the other girl names that I fancy, e.g. - Godiva, Wisteria, Zelda. Sunday is just so wrong on so many levels, for me at least. But I can't stop looking at it, and I can't stop thinking it's cute and I can't help but adore how feminine it sounds even though, technically, I don't think there's any distinguishing feminine features to it.

Overall, it's a terrible name... but also an interesting name. Does anyone else feel my torment?

Siasi Says:


unique & nice :)