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 story 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 is a very popular first name for females (#88 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19293 out of 88799, Top 22%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bonnie for girls. Bonnie reached its highest rank of #34 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bonnie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Barbara (#863), Bonnie (#866), Bonny and Bonita. (2014 statistics).
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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bonnie.