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Borrowed from Danish and German Sonne.

Proper noun[edit]

Sonne (plural Sonnes)

  1. A surname​.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Sonne is the 35395th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 636 individuals. Sonne is most common among White (94.34%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]



Die Sonne — The Sun (1)
Sonnenlicht von der Erde aus gesehen. — Sunlight as seen from Earth. (2)


From Middle High German sunne, from Old High German sunna, from Proto-West Germanic *sunnā, from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *sh̥₂uén-, oblique stem of *sóh₂wl̥.

Akin to Low German Sünn, Zunne, Dutch zon, English sun, West Frisian sinne, Icelandic sunna. Further Indo-European cognates include Latin sōl, Ancient Greek ἥλιος (hḗlios), Sanskrit सूर्य (sū́rya), Russian солнце (solnce), Lithuanian saulė, Welsh haul.


  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔnə/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔnə

Proper noun[edit]

Sonne f (proper noun, genitive Sonne)

  1. (astronomy) the Sun
    Die Sonne ist eine Lichtquelle.
    The Sun is a light source.


Sonne f (genitive Sonne, plural Sonnen)

  1. (astronomy) a sun (a star, especially when being the center of a solar system)
    Synonyms: Stern, Gestirn
    Hypernym: Stern
    Hyponyms: Asteroid, Komet, Planet
  2. (uncountable) sunshine, sunlight (the light and warmth we receive on Earth from the sun)
    Synonyms: Sonnenschein, Sonnenlicht
    Wir hatten den ganzen Tag Sonne.We had sunshine all day.
    Geh mir aus der Sonne!Get lost! (literally, “Move [for] me out of the sunshine!)”)
    Laut Wetterbericht wird es morgen Sonne geben.According to the weather forecast there will be sunshine tomorrow.


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Further reading[edit]

  • Sonne” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Sonne” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Sonne” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Sonne on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de