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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) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74780 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bonita for girls (2014 statistics).
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