What does Lonnie mean?
Lonnie [lon-nie] as a boys' name (also used less widely 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.
(male) Linie, Lotnie, ..
(female) Lonia, Lonney, ..
How popular is Lonnie?
Lonnie is a very popular first name for men (#244 out of 1220, Top 20%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Lonnie for boys. Lonnie reached its top rank of #131 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is presently at #1426. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Alonzo (#526 the previous year), Lonny, Lonnell and Lon are the popular variation forms of Lonnie (#1426 the previous year). Usage of these forms of Lonnie was common in the 1880s (usage of 0.22%) and is now much lower (usage 0.03%, down 84.2%), with versions like Alonzo falling out of fashion.
Lonnie▼ is pronounced similarly to Lannie, Lanny▼, Lennie, Lenny, Linnie, Lioni and Lionni. Other recommended names are Bennie▼, Connie▼, Dannie▼, Dennie, Donne, Donnie▼, Fonsie, Fonzie, Johnie▼, Johnnie▼, Jonnie, Kennie, Laine, Lane▲, Layne▲, Lemmie, Lenn, Leone, Linn, Lorne, Louie▼, Lunn, Lynn▼, Mannie, Montie, Rennie, Rodnie, Ronnie▼, Sonnie, Sunnie, Tannie, Tonie and Vinnie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lonnie.See names in meaning and etymology.