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What does Bonita mean?

Bonita Pronunciation of Bonita as a girls' name is pronounced boh-NEE-tah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Bonita is "pretty". Coined in America in the 1940s. Also possibly the feminine equivalent of the male name Bonitus (Latin) "good", which was borne by an Italian saint of the sixth century and a Provenšal saint of the seventh.


ASSOCIATED WITH pretty (beautiful), good, saint


VARIANTS Bo, Bonie, Bonnie, Bonny, Nita



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How popular is Bonita?

Bonita is a very popular first name for women (#509 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#70906 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Bonita reached its peak position of #210 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bonita name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bonita outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Bonnie (#691 FROM RECENT DATA), Bonny and Nita are the popular related forms of Bonita. These forms of Bonita reached the height of their popularity 8 decades ago (USAGE OF 0.7%) and are now significantly less popular (USAGE 0.02%, 96.4%), with forms like Bonnie becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bonita, Bonnie, Bonny, Nita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bonnie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bonita is pronounced similarly to Benetta and Benita. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Anita, Annita, Arnita, Babita, Belita, Benoite, Bente, Bernita, Bobina, Brita, Bronia, Bunty, Corita, Danita, Denita, Donata, Donia, Donica, Donika, Donita, Dorita, Hanita, Ionia, Ionija (see Ionia), Janita, Jenita, Jonina, Jonisa, Jonita, Jovita, Junita, Lanita, Lenita, Lolita, Lorita, Monica, Monika, Nenita, Onita, Ranita, Renita, Ronica, Ronika, Rosita, Sonia, Sunita, Tanita, Tonia, Tonica, Tonina, Unita, Vanita, Venita, Vinita, Vonitia (see Venetia), Wanita, Yonina, Yonit, Yonita, Zanita and Zonia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bonita.

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