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Bonnie meaning and name origin

Bonnie \b(on)-nie\ as a girl's name is pronounced BAHN-ee. It is of Scottish origin, and the meaning of Bonnie is "fine, attractive, pretty". From the Scottish word "bonnie" and also diminutive of the French word "bonne", meaning "good". Commonly used as a fond nickname. The old nursery rhyme claims that "the child who is born on the Sabbath Day/is bonny and blithe and good and gay", which makes this an appropriate name for a Sunday's child. Literary: Scarlett O'Hara's daughter by Rhett Butler was named "Bonnie Blue". A famous American bearer was Bonnie Parker, accomplice of the bank robber Clyde Barrow; their life was made into the 1967 film "Bonnie and Clyde". The name is also used as a pet form of Bonita. Actress Bonnie Hunt; Olympic speedskater Bonnie Blair.

Bonnie has 17 variant forms: Bonne, Bonnebell, Bonnee, Bonnell, Bonney, Bonni, Bonnibel, Bonnibell, Bonnibelle, Bonniejo, Bonnin, Bonny, Bonnyjean, Bonnylee, Bunni, Bunnie and Bunny.

For more information, see also related names Banee and Barbara.

Bonnie is also pronounced similarly to Benni, Bennie, Binnie, Bonie and Bunnee. Other suggested similar baby names are Bronnie, Connie, Donnie, Jonnie, Konnie, Lonnie, Monnie, Nonnie, Ronnie, Sonnie and Vonnie.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Bonnie.


Popularity of Bonnie

Bonnie is a very popular first name for females (#88 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19293 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Bonnie name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Bonnie with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Bonnie name in U.S.
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