List of Famous people named Sonny
Daniel "Sonny" Dykes is an American football coach and a former college baseball player. He is the head football coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Dykes previously served as an offensive analyst for TCU (2017) and as the head football coach at University of California, Berkeley for four seasons (2013–16) and Louisiana Tech University for three seasons (2010–12).
Shinichi Chiba , also known as Sonny Chiba, is a Japanese actor, singer, film producer, film director, and martial artist.
Sonny William Williams is a New Zealand professional rugby league player, and former professional rugby union footballer and heavyweight boxer, who most recently played as a second-row forward for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. He is only the second person to represent New Zealand in rugby union after first playing for the country in rugby league, and is one of only 21 players to have won multiple Rugby World Cups.
Sonny Colbrelli is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Bahrain Victorious. He is named after James "Sonny" Crockett, the character from 1980s American TV-series Miami Vice.
Anderson da Silva, known as Sonny or Anderson, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a striker.
George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III is an American veterinarian, businessman and politician who served as the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2017 to 2021. He previously served as the 81st Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011; Perdue was the first Republican to hold the office since the Reconstruction era.
Sonny Jay Muharrem, known as Sonny Jay, is a singer and radio presenter.
Sonny Douglas Gray is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees.
Ralph Hubert "Sonny" Barger is an American biker, author & an actor who is a founding member (1957) of the Oakland, California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. He is the author of five books – Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club (2000), Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2004), Freedom: Credos from the Road (2005), 6 Chambers, 1 Bullet (2006), and Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling (2010) – and editor of the book Ridin' High, Livin' Free: Hell-Raising Stories (2003).
Sonny Pike is an English former footballer who became famous at a young age for his talent, which saw him being compared to players regarded as among the greatest of all time, such as Diego Maradona and George Best. Despite his early promise, Pike left the game at the age of 18 without ever having played professionally.