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What does Bonny mean?

Bonny Pronunciation of Bonny as a girls' name is a Latin, Spanish and Scottish name, and the meaning of the name Bonny is "foreign woman; pretty; fine, attractive, pretty". Bonny is an alternate form of Barbara (Latin). Bonny is also a variation of Bonita (Spanish): coined in America in the 1940s. Bonny is also used as a derivative of Bonnie (Scottish).


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, pretty (beautiful), fine (good)


VARIANTS Bunny, Bunnie, Bunni, Bonni, Bonney, Bonnee, Bonie

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA BARBARA, BONITA, BONNIE Barby, Bauby, Bo, Bobbe, Bobbi, Bobby, Bonne, Bonnell, Bonnin, Bonnylee

(female) Bonna, ..

(male) Bonna, ..

Bonny Jaida (B.J.), ..

How popular is Bonny?

Bonny is a very prominent first name for females (#1538 out of 4276, Top 36%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#37835 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Bonny entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #676 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Barbara (#930 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Bobbi, Bobby, Bonita, Bonni, Bonnie (#691) and Bunny are the prominent related forms of Bonny appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Bonne, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Bonny reached its peak 8 decades ago (MEDIAN #724) and has become significantly lower since (#1702, DOWN 98.9%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bonny, Barbara, Bobbi, Bobby, Bonita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bonni, Bonnie, Bunny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bonny is alike in pronunciation to Banee, Bena, Benni, Bennie, Benny, Bianey, Bina, Binah, Binnie, Binny, Bogna, Buena, Buna, Bunnee and Byna. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anny, Berny, Bindy, Blinny, Blondy, Briny, Bronny, Bunty, Cinny, Conny, Danny, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Ebonny, Fanny, Genny, Ginny, Hanny, Janny, Jenny, Jinny, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Nanny, Penny, Renny, Ronny, Sanny, Sinny, Sunny, Tony, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bonny.

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