What does Bonnie mean?
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.
Bonnie has 1 more alternative form via Bonita: Bonie.Creative forms:
(female) Banie, Benie, ..
(male) Bona, Bongio, .. Middle name pairings:
Bonnie Tina (B.T.), ..
How popular is Bonnie?
Bonnie is a very prominent first name for females (#88 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#24663 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name history of Bonnie for girls. Bonnie reached its top rank of #33 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is presently at #871. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Bonnie (#871 a year ago) are Barbara (#865 a year ago), Bunny, Bonny, Bonni and Bonita. These forms of Bonnie were favored as birth names in the 1940s (usage of 5.3%) and have become significantly less common since, with versions such as Bonita becoming somewhat dated.
Bonnie▼ is pronounced similarly to Benni, Bennie▼, Benny, Benoite, Binnie, Binny, Bogna and Bunnee. Other suggested similar names are Annie▼, Bernie, Blondie, Bobbie▼, Bobie, Brenie, Bronnie, Cinnie, Connee, Conni, Connie▼, Cornie, Cynnie, Dennie, Dinnie, Donni, Donnie▼, Fannie▼, Gennie, Ginnie, Hannie, Hennie, Honie, Ionie, Jannie▼, Jennie▼, Jinnie, Joanie, Johnnie▼, Jonie, Jonnae, Jonni, Jonnie, Konnie, Lannie, Linnie▼, Lonie▼, Lonni, Lonnie, Minnie▼, Monnie, Nannie▼, Nonie, Nonnie, Pennie, Rennie, Ronnee, Ronni, Ronnie, Sannie, Sinnie, Sonni, Sonnie, Sunnie, Tonie, Vannie, Vinnie▼, Vonni, Vonnie, Winnie▼, Wynnie and Zannie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bonnie.See names in meaning and etymology.