What does Lonnie mean?
Lonnie /lon-nie/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Alonzo (#525 the previous year), Alonso (#708), Lonny and Lon are the popular variation forms of Lonnie. Variants like Allonso are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4954%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1534%, down 69%), with the versions Lonnie, Lon, Lonny and Alonzo becoming less fashionable. Alonso (#708) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lonnie and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
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.