Meaning and name origin
Lonnie \l(on)-nie\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Lonnie), is pronounced LAH-nee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Lonnie is "ready for battle". An independent name and short form of Alonzo (Old German) "ready for battle". Sinister film actor Lon Chaney.
Lonnie is a very popular first name for males (#244 out of 1220, Top 20%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lonnie for boys. Lonnie reached its highest rank of #131 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lonnie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alonzo (#525), Lonny, Lon and Lonnie. (2014 statistics).
Lonnie is also pronounced similarly to Lannie, Lennie, Linnie and Lionni. Other suggested similar baby names are Connie, Donnie, Jonnie, Ronnie and Sonnie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lonnie.