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Sunday name meaning

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4k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sunday mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sunday

User Submitted Origins

English
69%
African
15%
Macedonian
8%
German
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Sunday is of English origin and means "Rest".
  2. A submission from Nigeria says the name Sunday means "Good".
  3. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Sunday means "Perfection".
  4. A user from Nebraska, U.S. says the name Sunday is of African origin and means "Gift of god".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sun"day
The first day of the week, -- consecrated among Christians to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day.

Etymology: AS. sunnandæg; sunne, gen. sunnan, the sun + dæg day; akin to D. zondag, G. sonntag; -- so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or to its worship. See Sun, and Day

adjective Sun"day
Belonging to the Christian Sabbath.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States evangelist (1862-1935)
  2. First day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians
Wiktionary

From Middle English sunnenday from Old English sunnandæġ (“day of the sun”), from sunne (“sun”), + dæġ (“day”), late Proto-Germanic *sunnōniz dagaz, as a translation (interpretātiō germānica) of Latin diēs Sōlis; declared the "venerable day of the sun" by Roman Emperor Constantine on March 7, 321 CE.

Compare Saterland Frisian Sundai (“Sunday”), German Low German Sünndag, Dutch zondag, West West Frisian snein, German Sonntag, Danish søndag.

  1. The first day of the week in many religious traditions, and the seventh day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 standard; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day; it follows Saturday and precedes Monday.
  2. (informal) A newspaper published on Sunday.
  3. (informal) A comic strip published in a Sunday newspaper.

Notable Persons Named Sunday

Notable Persons Named Sunday

King Sunny Adé

King Sunny Adé is a jùjú music musician. His ongoing career started in 1960. King was given the name Sunday Adeniyi on September 22nd, 1946 in Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. King is also known as King of Juju, Sunny Ade, and Minister of Enjoyment.

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Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh

Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh is a soccer player for the Bridge FC, RFC Liège, A.C. Reggiana 1919, FC Köln, AFC Ajax, Juventus F.C., Borussia Dortmund, VfL Bochum, K.R.C. Genk, and Nigeria national football team. Sunday was born on September 14th, 1974 in Abavo, Delta State, Nigeria.

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Sunday Adelaja

Sunday Adelaja is a pastor, journalist, and author. Sunday was born on May 28th, 1967 in Idomila Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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Sunday

Sunday is a singing, actor, singer, and actress. Sunday was given the name Jin Bo-ra on January 12th, 1987 in Seoul.

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Sunday Mba

Sunday Mba is a soccer player for the Yeni Malatyaspor, Pepsi Football Academy, Enyimba International F.C., Enugu Rangers, Dolphins F.C. (Port Harcourt), Warri Wolves F.C., CA Bastia, and Nigeria national football team. Sunday was born on November 28th, 1988 in Aba, Abia.

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Sunday Reed

Sunday Reed was an art collector and patron. Sunday was given the name Lelda Sunday Baillieu on October 15th, 1905 in Melbourne. Sunday is also known as Baillieu and Lelda Sunday. She passed away on December 15th, 1981.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sunday

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sunday

Billy Sunday

Billy Sunday was a baseball player; christian evangelist. Billy was given the name William Ashley Sunday on November 19th, 1862 in Story County, Iowa, U.S. He breathed his last breath on November 6th, 1935.

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Sunday

Sunday is a singing, actor, singer, and actress. Sunday was given the name Jin Bo-ra on January 12th, 1987 in Seoul.

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Gabriel Sunday

Gabriel was born on October 18th, 1985.

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Helen Thompson Sunday

Helen was given the name Helen Amelia Thompson on June 25th, 1868 in West Dundee, Illinois. She passed away on February 20th, 1957.

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Lemi Ghariokwu

Lemi was given the name Emmanuel Sunday on December 26th, 1955.

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Esther Sunday

Esther Sunday is an athlete for the Trabzon İdmanocağı (football women), Sunshine Queens, FC Minsk (women), and Nigeria women's national football team. Esther was born on March 13th, 1992 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sunday U.S.
  White 81.81% 64.26%
  African American 6.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sunday

People with the last name Sunday are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sunday

  • How Popular is the name Sunday? Sunday is the 6,474th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sunday was the 9,147th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sunday have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,263 babies born with the first name Sunday in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sunday to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sunday? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sunday first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sunday is Sunday, March 3rd, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Sunday born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sunday was in 1966 with a total of 109 babies.
  • Random Sunday Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sunday is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Sunday: The name spelled backwards is Yadnus. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dsunay. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sunday? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,567 people with the last name Sunday.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sunday? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Sunday as their last name.
  • Sunday name meaning

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