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What does Bowie mean?

Bowie Pronunciation of Bowie [bowie] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Bowie is "blond". Colonel James Bowie, scout and originator of the knife that uses his name. Former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, blond (white), knife (warrior).


Bowie has 2 variants: Bow and Bowen.

Creative forms:
(male) Belwie, Bone, ..

(female) Bowied, Bowiee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bowie Atticus (B.A.), ..

How popular is Bowie?

Bowie is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3036 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Bowen (#516 from current records) is the only prominent alternative form of Bowie (not ranked). Adoption of this form of Bowie is at its highest today (adoption of 0.03%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bowen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bowie is alike in pronunciation to Bo and Boe. Other suggested similar names are Boase, Bobbie, Bodie, Bodin, Bodine, Bogie, Boid, Boine, Boni, Boone, Boote, Boris, Borne, Bowden, Bowin, Boyce, Boyde, Boyne, Brodie, Cobie, Codie, Corie, Cowrie, Dewie, Hewie, Hobie, Howie, Jodie, Jorie, Kobie, Kodie, Louie, Mosie, Tobie, Tomie and Tonie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bowie.

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