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Gender: M Meaning of Bowie: "blond" Origin of Bowie: Scottish

Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn put this name in play as a first name, but David Bowie (born with the considerably less marketable moniker of David Robert Jones) dyed it blond and gave it charisma. He changed his surname in 1965 to avoid confusion with the then popular Davy Jones of The Monkees. The name Bowie reputedly came about as a reference to the American hero of the Alamo, Jim Bowie.

Bowie successfully combines all these positive elements--Gaelic charm, a Western drawl and musical cred.

Famous People Named Bowie

Bowie Kent Kuhn, 5th Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Bowie Lam, Hong Kong actor
Bowie Wu (Fung), Hong Kong actor
David Bowie, English singer-songwriter
Jim Bowie, American pioneer (pronounced it boo-wie)
Bowie Lou, daughter of Rebecca Minkoff
Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana (b. 2015), son of actress Zoe Saldana and Italian artist Marco Perego
Apollo Bowie Flynn (b. 2014), son of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Bowie Juniper Holliday (b. 2016) son of Tess Holliday

Pop Culture References for the name Bowie

Bowie, Maryland
(pronounced boo-wie in Maryland and Texas)
Bowie, character in Michael Grant's Gone series

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