What does Bonny mean?
Bonny [bon-ny] as a girls' name is a Latin, Spanish and Scottish name, and the meaning of the name Bonny is "foreign woman; pretty; fine, attractive, pretty". Bonny is an alternate form of Barbara (Latin). Bonny is also a variation of Bonita (Spanish): coined in America in the 1940s. Bonny is also used as a derivative of Bonnie (Scottish).
(female) Bonna, Bueny, ..
(male) Bonna, Bonry, .. Middle name pairings:
Bonny Kasey (B.K.), ..
How popular is Bonny?
Bonny is a very prominent first name for females (#1538 out of 4276, Top 36%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#37835 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Bonny entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #676 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Barbara (#865 from current records), Bobbi, Bobby, Bonita, Bonni, Bonnie (#871) and Bunny are the prominent related forms of Bonny appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Bonne, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Bonny reached its peak 8 decades ago (median #724) and has become significantly lower since (#1717, down 99.5%).
Bonny is alike in pronunciation to Banee, Bena, Benni, Bennie▼, Benny, Bianey, Bina, Binah, Binnie, Binny, Bogna, Buena, Buna, Bunnee and Byna. Other recommended names are Anny, Berny, Bindy, Blinny, Blondy, Briny, Bronny, Bunty, Cinny, Conny, Danny, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Ebonny, Fanny▼, Genny, Ginny, Hanny, Janny, Jenny▼, Jinny, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Nanny, Penny▼, Renny, Ronny, Sanny, Sinny, Sunny, Tony, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bonny.See names in meaning and etymology.