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Origin and Meaning of Bonn

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  1. A city in western Germany on the Rhine River; was the capital of West Germany between 1949 and 1989

Borrowing from German Bonn.

  1. A city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which was the former capital of West Germany

Bonn was also found in the following language(s): Estonian, German, and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bonn


Issy Bonn was an actor, singer, comedian, and singing. Issy was given the name Benjamin Levin on April 21st, 1903 in London. He passed away on April 21st, 1977.


Ferdinand was born on December 20th, 1861 in Donauwörth. He died on September 24th, 1933.


Anne van Bonn is a soccer player for the SC Sand, FCR 2001 Duisburg, FC Lokomotive Leipzig, FSV Gütersloh 2009, Germany women's national youth football team, Germany women's national under-21 football team, and Germany women's national under-23 football team. Anne was born on October 12th, 1985 in Geldern.


Gisela Bonn was a journalist, environmental activist, and indologist. Gisela was born on September 22nd, 1909. She passed away on October 11th, 1996.


Ephraim was born in 1132. He breathed his last breath in 1200.


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Popularity of Bonn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bonn U.S.
  White 91.26% 64.26%
  African American 2.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bonn

People with the last name Bonn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bonn

  • How Popular is the name Bonn? As a last name Bonn was the 13,440th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bonn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bonn is Monday, April 8th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Bonn? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bonn. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bonn: Your name in reverse order is Nnob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nobn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bonn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,266 people with the last name Bonn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bonn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bonn as their last name since less than 1 person in 130k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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