Meaning and Name Origin
Lonnie \l(on)-nie\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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 men (#244 out of 1220, Top 20%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Lonnie for boys. Lonnie reached its top rank of #131 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lonnie and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Lonnie listed in the Top 1000 are Alonzo (#525 the previous year), Alonso (#708), Lonny and Lon. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 and is now much lower, with the versions Lonny, Lonnie, Lon and Alonzo becoming less fashionable. Alonso (#708) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lonnie▼ is pronounced similarly to Lannie, Lennie, Linnie and Lionni. Other recommended similar baby names are Connie▼, Donnie▼, Jonnie, Ronnie▼ and Sonnie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lonnie.