Bonnie

First Name
328k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
876
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Bonnie

"Bonnie" is a name of English origin, and it means "Pretty girl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Bon"nie
See Bonny (a.)

Etymology: Scot

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Very pleasing to the eye
Wiktionary

Originally an American nickname from Scottish bonnie (“fine, beautiful”).

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Bonnie

Bonnie was given the name Bonnie Elizabeth Parker on October 1st, 1910 in Rowena, Texas. They left this life on May 23rd, 1934.

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Bonnie Wright is an actress and model. She has been prominent since 2001. Bonnie was given the name Bonnie Francesca Wright on February 17th, 1991 in London.

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Bonnie Hunt is a stand-up comedienne, actress, director, producer, writer, host, voice artist, and comedienne. She has had major accomplishments since 1984. Bonnie was given the name Bonnie Lynne Hunt on September 22nd, 1961 in Chicago. Bonnie is also known as Bonnie Lynne Hunt, Bonnie Lynn Hunt, Bonny Hunt, Bonny Lynne Hunt, and Bonny Lynn Hunt.

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Bonnie Tyler is a musician. She holds the title Something Going On". Her most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to present. Bonnie was given the name Gaynor Hopkins on June 8th, 1951 in Skewen.

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Bonnie Raitt is a blues, country music, folk rock, and americana (music) musician. She plays Vocals, guitar, piano, Slide guitar, and Fender Stratocaster. She was most prominent from 1971 to present. Bonnie was given the name Bonnie Lynn Raitt on November 8th, 1949 in Burbank, California, United States.

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Bonnie was given the name Alaina Hicks on May 9th, 1993.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 14 14 0
1881 25 25 0
1882 19 19 0
1883 21 21 0
1884 39 32 7
1885 60 53 7
1886 40 40 0
1887 70 59 11
1888 78 70 8
1889 77 68 9
1890 107 98 9
1891 109 100 9
1892 138 126 12
1893 125 120 5
1894 128 119 9
1895 141 129 12
1896 174 163 11
1897 151 142 9
1898 202 187 15
1899 170 159 11
1900 239 220 19
1901 179 179 0
1902 192 182 10
1903 216 200 16
1904 285 268 17
1905 287 264 23
1906 277 268 9
1907 290 279 11
1908 313 299 14
1909 354 337 17
1910 392 374 18
1911 413 389 24
1912 569 539 30
1913 690 648 42
1914 832 783 49
1915 1,002 939 63
1916 1,071 992 79
1917 1,244 1,177 67
1918 1,212 1,151 61
1919 1,411 1,344 67
1920 1,581 1,515 66
1921 1,670 1,609 61
1922 1,893 1,824 69
1923 2,166 2,094 72
1924 2,369 2,296 73
1925 2,605 2,534 71
1926 2,683 2,608 75
1927 2,877 2,795 82 #100 girl name
1928 2,993 2,922 71 #89 girl name
1929 3,045 2,972 73 #86 girl name
1930 3,341 3,269 72 #78 girl name
1931 3,619 3,550 69 #73 girl name
1932 3,711 3,622 89 #64 girl name
1933 3,451 3,370 81 #68 girl name
1934 3,846 3,752 94 #58 girl name
1935 3,689 3,611 78 #62 girl name
1936 3,453 3,372 81 #65 girl name
1937 3,671 3,595 76 #64 girl name
1938 3,846 3,772 74 #65 girl name
1939 3,943 3,889 54 #61 girl name
1940 6,027 5,959 68 #39 girl name
1941 7,840 7,757 83 #33 girl name
1942 8,905 8,821 84 #34 girl name
1943 8,960 8,868 92 #34 girl name
1944 8,517 8,456 61 #34 girl name
1945 7,803 7,745 58 #35 girl name
1946 9,567 9,506 61 #33 girl name
1947 10,287 10,216 71 #35 girl name
1948 9,889 9,817 72 #34 girl name
1949 9,794 9,730 64 #35 girl name
1950 9,802 9,748 54 #33 girl name
1951 9,763 9,705 58 #37 girl name
1952 9,453 9,391 62 #41 girl name
1953 8,672 8,608 64 #45 girl name
1954 8,149 8,102 47 #52 girl name
1955 8,671 8,631 40 #45 girl name
1956 8,182 8,133 49 #51 girl name
1957 7,276 7,241 35 #64 girl name
1958 7,031 6,988 43 #63 girl name
1959 6,497 6,457 40 #71 girl name
1960 6,433 6,393 40 #71 girl name
1961 6,052 6,025 27 #75 girl name
1962 5,852 5,813 39 #79 girl name
1963 5,256 5,226 30 #83 girl name
1964 4,716 4,688 28 #89 girl name
1965 4,155 4,129 26 #90 girl name
1966 3,867 3,843 24 #90 girl name
1967 3,392 3,372 20
1968 2,978 2,956 22
1969 2,669 2,645 24
1970 2,764 2,748 16
1971 2,347 2,330 17
1972 1,869 1,853 16
1973 1,703 1,687 16
1974 1,469 1,451 18
1975 1,363 1,345 18
1976 1,215 1,205 10
1977 1,351 1,340 11
1978 1,098 1,090 8
1979 1,637 1,626 11
1980 1,724 1,711 13
1981 1,636 1,624 12
1982 1,383 1,367 16
1983 1,283 1,276 7
1984 1,291 1,273 18
1985 1,187 1,177 10
1986 1,103 1,093 10
1987 995 984 11
1988 836 829 7
1989 775 765 10
1990 704 694 10
1991 583 573 10
1992 554 554 0
1993 446 441 5
1994 469 464 5
1995 387 387 0
1996 386 386 0
1997 347 347 0
1998 308 308 0
1999 265 265 0
2000 235 235 0
2001 255 255 0
2002 219 219 0
2003 248 248 0
2004 201 201 0
2005 190 190 0
2006 186 186 0
2007 168 168 0
2008 184 184 0
2009 172 172 0
2010 189 189 0
2011 221 221 0
2012 224 224 0
2013 234 234 0
2014 316 316 0
2015 321 321 0
2016 309 309 0

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Popularity of Bonnie as a first name

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Popularity of Bonnie as a last name

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Common last names for Bonnie

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Anderson
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Walker
  • White
  • King
  • Jackson

Common first names for Bonnie

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bonnie U.S.
  White 67.69% 64.26%
  African American 13.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 10.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bonnie

People with the last name Bonnie are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Bonnie

  • How Popular is the name Bonnie? Bonnie is the 219th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bonnie was the 27,514th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bonnie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 327,613 babies born with the first name Bonnie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bonnie to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bonnie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Bonnie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bonnie is Thursday, June 23rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Bonnie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bonnie was in 1947 with a total of 10,216 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bonnie!
  • Random Bonnie Factoid: According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bonnie ranks 50th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 71 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1945.
  • Weird things about the name Bonnie: Your name in reverse order is Einnob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eionbn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bonnie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 876 people with the last name Bonnie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bonnie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bonnie as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.