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What does Boone mean?

Boone [boo-ne] as a boys' name is pronounced boon. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Boone is "good". In origin from Old French "bon" (Latin "bonus"). Daniel Boone (18th century), the legendary American frontier hero, has influenced the use of the surname as a given name.

Associated with: good, 18th century, legendary (mythology), hero, surname.


Kreatif forms:
(male) Boode, Boonea, ..

(female) Boole, Boona, ..

How popular is Boone?

Boone is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#587 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Boone for boys. Boone reached its peak position of #1035 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Boone is pronounced similarly to Bain, Ban, Bane, Bayne, Ben, Benn, Benne, Binh, Boine, Bowen, Bowin, Boyn and Boyne. Other recommended names are Berne, Bjorne, Blane, Boase, Bodie, Bodine, Boe, Bogie, Bond, Boni, Bonner, Booker, Boot, Boote, Booth, Boothe, Born, Borne, Bourne, Bowie, Boyce, Boyde, Bron, Brooke, Brose, Burne, Byrne, Coyne, Doane, Donne, Leone, Lonne, Lorne, Roane, Roone and Stone. These names tend to be more commonly used than Boone.