Bonita

First Name
38k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
285
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bonita

"Bonita" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Pretty, Beautiful". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons Named Bonita

Bonnie Langford is an actress, dancer, and singer. She was most prominent from 1970 to present. Bonnie was given the name Bonita Melody Lysette Langford on July 22nd, 1964 in Hampton Court,.

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Bonita Granville was an actress. Her career lasted from 1932 to 1981. Bonita was born on February 2nd, 1923 in New York. She breathed her last breath on October 11th, 1988.

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Bonita Friedericy is an actress. Bonita was born on October 10th, 1961 in Charlottesville, Virginia, US.

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Bonnie Lythgoe is a dancer, producer, director, and dance. Bonnie was given the name Bonita Shawe in 1949 in England. Bonnie is also known as Lythgoe, Bonita (real name); Shawe, and Bonita (birth name).

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Bonita was given the name Bonita Neehow in Australia.

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Bonita was born in 1988.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bonita

Maria Bonita was a cangaço and cangaceira. Maria was given the name Maria Déia on March 8th, 1911 in Bahia. She breathed her last breath on July 28th, 1938.

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How popular is the baby name Bonita in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1888 6 6 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 7 7 0
1895 8 8 0
1896 9 9 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 8 8 0
1901 11 11 0
1902 6 6 0
1903 13 13 0
1904 21 21 0
1905 15 15 0
1906 18 18 0
1907 20 20 0
1908 20 20 0
1909 33 33 0
1910 39 39 0
1911 39 39 0
1912 44 44 0
1913 59 59 0
1914 58 58 0
1915 90 90 0
1916 115 115 0
1917 93 93 0
1918 99 99 0
1919 99 99 0
1920 137 137 0
1921 142 142 0
1922 128 128 0
1923 164 164 0
1924 167 167 0
1925 208 208 0
1926 188 188 0
1927 199 199 0
1928 196 196 0
1929 197 197 0
1930 219 219 0
1931 206 206 0
1932 226 226 0
1933 230 230 0
1934 242 242 0
1935 259 259 0
1936 234 234 0
1937 266 266 0
1938 359 359 0
1939 391 391 0
1940 516 516 0
1941 742 742 0
1942 826 826 0
1943 1,013 1,013 0
1944 979 979 0
1945 843 843 0
1946 1,213 1,213 0
1947 1,448 1,448 0
1948 1,315 1,315 0
1949 1,508 1,508 0
1950 1,528 1,528 0
1951 1,522 1,522 0
1952 1,455 1,455 0
1953 1,353 1,353 0
1954 1,201 1,201 0
1955 1,243 1,237 6
1956 1,175 1,175 0
1957 971 971 0
1958 820 820 0
1959 814 814 0
1960 892 892 0
1961 937 931 6
1962 923 923 0
1963 830 830 0
1964 662 662 0
1965 624 624 0
1966 528 528 0
1967 462 462 0
1968 372 372 0
1969 361 361 0
1970 322 322 0
1971 260 260 0
1972 224 224 0
1973 161 161 0
1974 179 179 0
1975 126 126 0
1976 129 129 0
1977 107 107 0
1978 102 102 0
1979 109 109 0
1980 123 123 0
1981 124 124 0
1982 83 83 0
1983 77 77 0
1984 75 75 0
1985 60 60 0
1986 73 73 0
1987 104 104 0
1988 84 84 0
1989 80 80 0
1990 74 74 0
1991 71 71 0
1992 71 71 0
1993 52 52 0
1994 33 33 0
1995 29 29 0
1996 32 32 0
1997 32 32 0
1998 29 29 0
1999 27 27 0
2000 17 17 0
2001 27 27 0
2002 10 10 0
2003 22 22 0
2004 17 17 0
2005 19 19 0
2006 24 24 0
2007 12 12 0
2008 19 19 0
2009 19 19 0
2010 20 20 0
2011 18 18 0
2012 16 16 0
2013 14 14 0
2014 16 16 0
2015 15 15 0
2016 19 19 0

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Popularity of Bonita as a first name

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Popularity of Bonita as a last name

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Common last names for Bonita

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Jones
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Robinson
  • Green
  • Clark
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bonita U.S.
  White 54.74% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 20.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bonita

People with the last name Bonita are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Bonita

  • How Popular is the name Bonita? Bonita is the 1,187th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bonita was the 68,949th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bonita have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,731 babies born with the first name Bonita in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bonita to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bonita? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bonita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bonita is Sunday, July 25th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Bonita born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bonita was in 1950 with a total of 1,528 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bonita!
  • Random Bonita Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bonita ranks 53rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 32 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Bonita: Your name in reverse order is Atinob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Btaoni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bonita? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 285 people with the last name Bonita.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bonita? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bonita as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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