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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, and especially since his death, his admirers have seen it as an increasingly viable baby name namesake.

It is now Number 453 on Nameberry, and actor Jackson Rathbone even used it for his daughter.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
Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese female pop singer
Bowie Lou, daughter of Rebecca Minkoff
Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana (b. 2015), son of actress Zoe Saldana and artist Marco Perego; twin brother Cy Aridio
Bowie Juniper Holliday (b. 2016) son of Tess Holliday
Bowie Presley Rathbone (b. 2016), daughter of actor Jackson Rathbone
Bowie Taylan Donald (b. 2016), son of singer Howard Donald of Take That
Bowie Lacey (b. 2016), daughter of singer Jesse Lacey of band Brand New
Bowie Thompson (b. 2016), son of actor Jason Thompson
Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale (b. 2014), son of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
David Bowie, English singer-songwriter
Jim Bowie, American pioneer (pronounced it boo-wie)

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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