Meaning and name origin
Bonita \b(o)-ni-ta\ as a girl's name is pronounced boh-NEE-tah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Bonita is "pretty". Coined in America in the 1940s. Also possibly the feminine equivalent of the male name Bonitus (Latin) "good", which was borne by an Italian saint of the sixth century and a Provenšal saint of the seventh. Bonnie is the pet form.
Bonita is a very popular first name for females (#509 out of 4276, Top 12%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74780 out of 88799, Top 84%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bonita for girls. Bonita reached its highest rank of #218 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bonita and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bonnie (#866), Nita, Bonny and Bonita. (2014 statistics).