Gender: Female Origin of Sunshine: Word name

Sunshine Origin and Meaning

The name Sunshine is a girl's name of English origin.

Sunshine was seen as a quintessential hippie name of the 70s, reaching as high as Number 536 in 1975. Now such names are making a bit of a retro comeback, seen, for example, as a character on Glee.

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Piteco Says:


This name reminds me the worst animation ever, Food Fight. Those who watched will understand.

Jennifer McDonald Passamonte Says:


My daughters are Skylar Marie & Sunshine Angelina. Perfect for both of them.

BotanyBohemian Says:


I like it! Especially with the nickname Ray. How cute! ;)

shelbynh Says:


I love Sunny, but Sunshine is a little too cutesy for my taste.

Sunshine Says:


My middle name. My parents had decided which well-liked but deceased relative to draw my first name from, but let my (toddler) brother choose my middle. It worked out well - I didn't like my old fashioned first name when I was little, but now I can use that for work, while my friends and relatives still call me by the more light-hearted Sunshine.

hollyrose90 Says:


I feel the exact same way. Too hippie for my taste. Some words should just not be names.

Amber Renee Says:


I knew a girl whose middle name is Sunshine, paired with her classic first name, it works really well.

georgiaO Says:


This is way too hippie for me. I used to like it when I was little, but really guys, this name screams out "HIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Loveislife23 Says:


I don't think it would work for a future daughter of mine, but it has a lovely bright and positive vibe to it.

Alohamlin Says:


My baby girls middle name. Some people give you the "crazy hippie" look, but she was born in Hawaii, has red hair, and it fits her perfectly.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I actually like Sunshine a s a name! Probably wouldn't age well though.

AliciaDawnCasey Says:


Love this name!

steampunkleo Says:


What a bright, happy name.

AmaliaJane90 Says:


I'm surprised at how much I love this name. It's very, very beautiful.

Alicia1 Says:


I actually like this name a lot. I knew a girl named this back in school, went by Sunny. It fit her perfecly!

StarlaMoonGarden Says:


People are too conditioned too understand how beautiful this name is <3