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.

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Meanings and history of the name Bonnie

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

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

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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