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327k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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876
in the U.S.
in 2010

Bonnie

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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 2,167 2,095 72
1924 2,368 2,295 73
1925 2,605 2,534 71
1926 2,683 2,608 75
1927 2,877 2,795 82 #100 girl name
1928 2,995 2,924 71 #89 girl name
1929 3,043 2,970 73 #87 girl name
1930 3,340 3,268 72 #78 girl name
1931 3,619 3,550 69 #73 girl name
1932 3,709 3,620 89 #64 girl name
1933 3,453 3,372 81 #68 girl name
1934 3,845 3,751 94 #58 girl name
1935 3,689 3,611 78 #62 girl name
1936 3,453 3,372 81 #65 girl name
1937 3,670 3,594 76 #64 girl name
1938 3,847 3,773 74 #65 girl name
1939 3,943 3,889 54 #61 girl name
1940 6,027 5,959 68 #39 girl name
1941 7,841 7,758 83 #33 girl name
1942 8,905 8,821 84 #34 girl name
1943 8,959 8,867 92 #34 girl name
1944 8,517 8,456 61 #34 girl name
1945 7,803 7,745 58 #35 girl name
1946 9,566 9,505 61 #33 girl name
1947 10,287 10,216 71 #35 girl name
1948 9,891 9,819 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 8,671 8,607 64 #45 girl name
1954 8,148 8,101 47 #52 girl name
1955 8,672 8,632 40 #45 girl name
1956 8,181 8,132 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 5,853 5,814 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 2,763 2,747 16
1971 2,348 2,331 17
1972 1,869 1,853 16
1973 1,704 1,688 16
1974 1,470 1,452 18
1975 1,364 1,346 18
1976 1,215 1,205 10
1977 1,351 1,340 11
1978 1,099 1,091 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 1,186 1,176 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 555 555 0
1993 445 440 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 254 254 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 220 220 0
2012 224 224 0
2013 234 234 0
2014 315 315 0
2015 317 317 0

Fun Facts about the name Bonnie

  • How many people with the first name Bonnie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 327,298 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 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bonnie ranks 47th in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 91 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1934.
  • 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 Bionen. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Bonnie" mean? The list below shows the origins of Bonnie as well as things modernly associated with the name Bonnie such as celebrities named Bonnie.

English

Origin and Meaning of Bonnie

The name "Bonnie" is 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

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

  1. A female given name.

Bonnie Wright

Bonnie Wright is an actressmodelscreenwriterdirectorproducer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Bonnie was born in 1991 as Bonnie Francesca Wright in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Bonnie Tyler

Bonnie Tyler is a singer specializing in pop rock, country rock, soft rock, and wagnerian rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1975 to present. Bonnie was born in 1951 as Gaynor Hopkins in Skewen, West Glamorgan, Wales.

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Bonnie Hunt

Bonnie Hunt is an actress, writer, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Bonnie was born in 1961 as Bonnie Lynne Hunt in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt is a singer, songwriter, musician, and political activist specializing in blues, country, folk rock, and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1971 to present. Bonnie was born in 1949 as Bonnie Lynn Raitt in Burbank, California, United States.

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Bonnie Franklin

Bonnie Franklin is an actress and director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1953 to 2013. Bonnie was born in 1944 as Bonnie Gail Franklin in Santa Monica, California, USA.

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Bonnie Bedelia

Bonnie Bedelia is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1958 to present. Bonnie was born in 1948 as Bonnie Bedelia Culkin in New York City, New York, USA.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Bonnie

Bonnie And Clyde
Bonnie Blue Flag
Bonnie Plants
Bonnie Watson Coleman
Bonnie Black

What does the name Bonnie mean?

Bis for bewitch, your charm is undeniable.

Ois for original, one of a kind!

Nis for nice, need I say more?

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

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