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What does Bonnie mean?

Bonnie Pronunciation of Bonnie [bon-nie] as a girls' 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. Also form of Barbara.

ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, old, blue


VARIANTS Bonne, Bonnebell, Bonnee, Bonnell, Bonney, Bonni, Bonnibel, Bonnibell, Bonnibelle, Bonniejo, Bonnin, Bonny, Bonnyjean, Bonnylee, Bunni, Bunnie, Bunny



(female) Banie, Benie, ..

(male) Bona, Bongio, ..

Bonnie Tina (B.T.), ..

How popular is Bonnie?

Bonnie is a very prominent first name for women (#88 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#24663 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Bonnie reached its peak position of #33 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #871. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bonnie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bonnie outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Bunny, Bonny, Bonita and Bonni are the popular variation forms of Bonnie (#871 FROM CURRENT RECORDS). Usage of these relations of Bonnie was widespread during 1940-1949 (MEDIAN #821) and has become significantly diminished since, with forms like Bonita falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bonnie, Bonita, Bonni, Bonny, Bunny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bonnie and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bonnie is pronounced similarly to Banee, Benni, Bennie, Benny, Benoite, Binnie, Binny, Bogna, Bonie, Bonnee, Bonney, Bonni, Bonny, Bunnee, Bunni, Bunnie and Bunny. Other suggested similar names are Annie, Bernie, Blondie, Bobbie, Bobie, Bonne, Bonnibel, Bonniejo, Bonnin, Brenie, Bronnie, Cinnie, Connee, Conni, Connie, Cornie, Cynnie, Dennie, Dinnie, Donni, Donnie, Gennie, Ginnie, Hannie, Honie, Ionie, Jannie, Jennie, Jinnie, Joanie, Johnnie, Jonie, Jonnae, Jonni, Jonnie, Konnie, Linnie, Lonie, Lonni, Lonnie, Minnie, Nannie, Nonie, Nonnie, Pennie, Rennie, Ronnee, Ronni, Ronnie, Sinnie, Sonnie, Sunnie, Tonie, Vinnie, Vonnie, Winnie, Wynnie and Zannie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bonnie.