Bonnie Name Meaning & Origin

Bonnie

Pronunciation: BAHN-ee (key)

Origin of the name Bonnie:

Derived from the Lowland Scotch bonnie (beautiful, good-natured and cheerful). Alternatively, Bonny is a pet form of the Spanish Bonita (beautiful). Var: Bonni, Bonny.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Bonny, Bonita

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Comments and insights on the name Bonnie: | Edit

Benoni and Bonnie are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Used on both genders during the 19th century.

I like the name Bonnie. It's a nice, sweet, friendly, happy name.

Possible formal names for Bonnie: Bonita, Bonnette, Bonibeth, Bonnibelle, Bonnibella, Bonnelle, Bonnella

In some British English dialects, particularly those spoken in the North,
"bonny" is a euphemism for "chubby".

Personal experiences with the name Bonnie: | Edit

My aunt and godmother is named Bonnie, and she turned 70 in 2013. She is completely gorgeous, and everyone who knows her thinks she's glamorous. We're also of Scottish descent so the name makes a lot of sense.

My name actually Bonnita, but I have always been Bonnie to everybody. I looked at the meaning (below) and so my mom basically thought I was attractive when I was born xD And that's why she named me Bonnie/Bonnita! But I do wish she spelled Bonnita as "Bonita" instead, since that is the original spelling.

I named my daughter Bonnie, and it fits her wonderfully. She is a beautiful little girl that is full of smiles, sunshine, and everything happy and good. She loves everyone and everything, and has a very laid-back-sunshine-and-daisies kind of disposition. Both her spirit and body are both very beautiful.

My name is Bonnie, and I always get "Where's Clyde?"

Nicknames for Bonnie: | Edit

Bo
Bonn
Bon-Bon
Bonnet
Bonzer
Onnee

Meanings and history of the name Bonnie: | Edit

Bonnie \b(on)-nie\ as a girl's name is pronounced BOH-nee. It is of Scottish origin, and the meaning of Bonnie is "fine, attractive, pretty". From the Scottish word "bonnie" and also diminutive of the French word "bonne", meaning "good". Commonly used as a fond nickname. The old nursery rhyme claims that "the child who is born on the Sabbath Day/is bonny and blithe and good and gay", which makes this an appropriate name for a Sunday's child.

Famous real-life people named Bonnie: | Edit

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker, American outlaw and folk hero with her boyfriend Clyde Barrow.
Bonnie Franklin, American actress best known for starring in the TV series "One Day at a Time"
Bonnie Hunt, American actress, best known for her TV series "Life With Bonnie".
Bonnie Bedelia (Culkin), American actress best known for film "Heart Like a Wheel".
Bonnie Wright, British actress who plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.
Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins), Welsh rock singer.
Bonnie Pointer, American singer; with her sisters, part of the group The Pointer Sisters.
Bonnie Raitt, American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitarist.

Bonnie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Bonnie Blue Butler (born Eugenie Victoria), daughter of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler in the novel and film "Gone With The Wind".
Traditional folk song, "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"
There is a character on Big Rich Texas named Bonnie. Her daughter is Whitney.
Bonnie Bennett,a witch in the CW Network show The Vampire Diaries, based on books of the same name.
Bonnie McCullough, descendant of druid witches in The Vampire Diaries novels by L.J Smith
Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum (sometimes called "Bonnie" by Marceline)
Bonnie Anderson, a major character from Toy Story 3
The Lettermen song "Jean" also known as "Bonnie Jean". (This song was also featured in the movie "The prime of Miss Jean Broady")

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