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Meaning of the name Bonnie

Bonnie \b(on)-nie\ as a girl's name is pronounced BAHN-ee. 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. Literary: Scarlett O'Hara's daughter by Rhett Butler was named "Bonnie Blue". A famous American bearer was Bonnie Parker, accomplice of the bank robber Clyde Barrow; their life was made into the 1967 film "Bonnie and Clyde". The name is also used as a pet form of Bonita. Actress Bonnie Hunt; Olympic speedskater Bonnie Blair.

Bonnie has 17 variant forms: Bonne, Bonnebell, Bonnee, Bonnell, Bonney, Bonni, Bonnibel, Bonnibell, Bonnibelle, Bonnie-Jo, Bonnin, Bonny, Bonny-Jean, Bonny-Lee, Bunni, Bunnie and Bunny.

For more information, see also related names Banee and Barbara.

Baby names that sound like Bonnie are Bennie, Binnie and Bonie.

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