Gender: Female Meaning of Bonnie: "beautiful, cheerful" Origin of Bonnie: Scottish Bonnie's Popularity in 2019: #652

Bonnie Origin and Meaning

The name Bonnie is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "beautiful, cheerful".

Bonnie is a word the Scots really do use for pretty, thus the root of this name, from the French bonne. Bonnie is teetering on the edge of a comeback right now, along with Betty and Bea one of the girls' names starting with Bthat are so far out they're heading back in, especially in the UK.

Gone With the Wind gave Bonnie a big push when Scarlett and Rhett used it for their daughter. Her full name was Eugenie Victoria, but the pet name came from the fact that she had "eyes as blue as the bonnie blue flag."

Bonnie's last moment in the limelight came in the late sixties with the film Bonnie and Clyde, about outlaw Bonnie Parker. Now after a long decline, it's finally showing new signs of life, perhaps thanks to the Bonnies in The Vampire Diaries and The Hunger Games, as well as a new miniseries about the 1930s-era bandits.

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Rank in US: #652

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Pop Culture References for the name Bonnie

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SparkleNinja18 Says:


I’ll never be able to separate this name from the annoying mean girl Bonnie Rockwaller from Kim Possible.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


When I have kids I'll have a daughter called Beatrice, nn Bonnie

Eliza1303 Says:


Mehhhhhhhhh......just not my style

Rosie2525 Says:


Really nice and sweet name. Thankfully not overused but still modern enough to use. Lovely. :)

Daiseymae Says:


Very cute name.

Bonnie Lynn Says:


Bonnie is a great name, I didn't like it as a kid because it's so unpopular, but as I aged, I started to appreciate being the only Bonnie that people knew.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love Bonnie, too. I think it is fine as an independent name, or a nickname. I personally love Bonita, but Bonnie on its own is definitely a strong choice.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this, on its own or as a short form of Bonita.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I LOVE the name Bonnie. Bonnie Wright is one of the best actresses in my opinion. Bonnie is refreshing compared to all those Honey's and Lulu's in the world today. Bonnie does not need to be short for anything, but it could if you liked. I think a couple good uses for Bonnie is Bonnie Alyssa or Lexi Bonnie.

-EagleEyes- Says:


I love Bonnie! It's adorable and has a great meaning. It's heard of, but not too popular. Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, is a great namesake!

Jazgracesmith Says:


So cute! Looking for a name for baby #2. Sylvie Grace is my first, and looking at Bonnie Tamara for this one is a girl. Both my husband and i like it. (Tamara is my sisters name).

TaliaCat Says:


This name is sooooo cute!! :)

grace147 Says:


This is definitely one of my guilty pleasure names. So adorable

Impwood Says:


I like this as a diminutive for Bronwen.

Catastroffy Says:


A bit childish for an official name, but nonetheless lovely :)

Rosalina_Winter Says:


I liked the little girl named Bonnie in Toy Story 3. :) She was adorable, and that's where the name was brought to my attention. It's kinda cute, with a lovely meaning.

amybaldwin Says:


My husband likes it yay! Our daughter is Penny Elizabeth so Bonnie seems to go with that in it's sweet nature : )

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


I love Bonnie! It is such a sweet name:) Totally underused. It would be so refreshing to meet a little Bonnie or an Annie or Millie! Also a great nickname for Bonita.

pmfrede Says:


This name is really growing on me. Sounds like a sweet little girls name.

Zelliew Says:


I like it - It really does sound cheerful

amybaldwin Says:


Bonnie means good, and I have always loved the name...Bonnie Baldwin?

bonnie Says:


Bonnie Blue is the BOMB!!!

KatieElle Says:


Seems fresh and underused. Similar to Maisy in my mind. <3