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Origin: Italian
Meaning: Child

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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Bambi in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Bambi:

  • Records indicate that 3,496 girls in the United States have been named Bambi since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1979, when 326 people in the U.S. were given the name Bambi. Those people are now 43 years old.

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    Comments about the name Bambi

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      35 Positive Comments

  • "I am also a Bambi.Sixty two years ago mum discovered half an hour after my brother was born she was having another baby which she named Susan Bambi. I was called Susan until around 2 1/2 years old but my twin couldn't get his tongue around Susan but could say Bambi & that's what my family all call me, it's shortened to Bam. When I was at school kids would laugh at my name & I decided the become Sue aged 13. My kids & their families have only known me as Sue. Now I use Susan but yes it does get complicated being 4 names,I always know who is talking to me when they call me the name they know me as. High five to all the Bambi's" Oct. 1, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "People who make negative comments about this name seem really concerned with policing women's sexual freedom. I think it says more about the psychological hangups of the commentators than it does about the name, which is cute and fun to say. I also see no reason it has to be for one gender or the other." Nov. 25, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bambi and the dumb, blonde, bimbo stereotype seems to be mostly dead at this point, at least with 18-25 year old college students, which is awesome! I grew up hearing a bunch of rotten,sexist, and demeaning comments, mostly from older men and sometimes from people my age. Overall my experience with my name has been fine. People remember it once they realize I'm not actually Brandy. And it works well for certain occupations: bartender, ski instructor, waitress, animation adviser, and more but I do have to work harder to be taken seriously. I love that I break the stereotype. I am a university professor and definitely am not a dumb, blonde, bimbo. :-D" Mar. 3, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born n 79 the most popular yrs of the name Bambi. I am Bambi Marie Spade. Red on the head and quick with my words sure I was teased I'd just laugh too. I haven't met one other person as for that I am humbly thankful mom dad bambi. MO" Jul. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My stage name is Bambi.... but thinking of changing it as you true Bambi's don't appreciate us adult entertainers using it :?" Oct. 14, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 32 and my name is Bambi. I love it, I haven't met another one, and it's a great as an ice breaker! Children will always find something to make fun of though I have to say I don't recall any issues. I like the fact that there aren't many Bambis in the world - I like having a name that's a bit different." May. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think bambi is an incredibly cute name, i've loved that name since i was about 2 and i will call my daughter (if i have one) bambi, or aurora which is another beautiful name." Apr. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Bambi, I wanted to name my daughter that , but I chose Aurora instead . Bambi is such a beautiful name ." Jan. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "A beautiful girl I went to scholl with was named bamabi and I always thought it was a cool unique name :)" Nov. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "love the name its unique and unusual but i'd make sure to use a normal middle name in case they don't like it when there older and thry can use that its so cute x" Nov. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ive never met a bambi but i love it! people keep saying its a stripper name but i've never heard of it being that either, its pretty and unique but i wouldn't name a boy bambi even though the deer was a boy, and also the name bambi was around way before the movie, its still pretty and it wasn't created especially for the Walt Disney Movie. But if you're planning to call your kid bambi, DO IT! its such a cute name!" Oct. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bambi. I think I turned out quite well. In fact, I thank my parents for giving me a name that made it impossible for me to be introverted. How can you be shy with the name Bambi? :)" Apr. 25, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Bambi. I'm having a baby soon and im going to call him or her Bambi. Such a beautiful name." Nov. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "if i have a baby girl im gonna call her bambi and for short ill call her bea and ill have her grow up being proud of having such a lovely name. (if i have a boy im gonna call him Charlie)" Oct. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in a small town where there is no other Bambi's. My dad gave me this name 41 years ago and he defends it to this day. He is a Christian man who heard this name and loved it, and I now love it!!" Sep. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm pregnant.. I'd love to call my baby bambi (if the sex was female) i'm bored o' comman names like mine; Laura :|" Apr. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 32 year old, and my name is Bambi, I have been given a hard time but thats fine by me. I do think that i had a lot more interviews because of my name. Most people lable everything and there is no reason for that." Feb. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Bambi. I used to date a girl named Bambi and despite all the stereotypes she wasn't a stripper or an airhead. I do kind of wonder though why Walt Disney named the little deer in the movie Bambi, since he was a boy and Bambi is definitely a girl's name." Oct. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Bambi and it has always been my nickname. I love it!!!" Sep. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my nickname is Bambi and i prefer to be called that than my real name since there are a lot of Barbara's around. i think it suits me better too." Aug. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 30yrs old and was blessed with the name of Bambi when I was born. My mother told me the real definition of 'Bambi' is 'Gods Greatest Miracle of Life'. I was in ICU for 3 days after I was born so this is why my parents named me this. To all you who wouldn't dare name your child Bambi...think of the real definition and not your opinion becasue I am sure I could make fun of your name somehow!" Mar. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "well im pregnant and if its a girl i want to name her bambi its very pretty and it reminds me of something beautiful and peaceful and for the people like my mother that say its a hooker name... thats not their real names so i dont care.. haha i love that name:)" Sep. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my dog Bambi. she's a gorgeous labrador. Everyone thinks its so cute that I called her Bambi. I don't know about calling a person Bambi, but its a very cute pet name" Aug. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little sister is named Bambi Carol. Bambi is a cute name when you are 16, however she is 48 now and she uses her middle name now. She stopped using since she was around 25. Our family's name also starts with 'B' and an employer suggested that her name had too many bouncing bees in it so she started using her middle name, she still does even though her married name starts with an 'E'." Jun. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name isn't Bambi, but one of my old boyfriends used to call me it when we first met. I'm brunette and often have a red tinge to it in sunlight, which is what I figured was the similarity between me and the Disney character but he said it was everything about me. My shyness, my long somewhat awkward legs, my doe-brown eyes, my hair and how I'm very much a klutz. Whilst our relationship never lasted, the nickname did and all my friends call me it without thinking. I get a few people turning their heads when a friend shouts out for me, but you get used to it. I think the nickname is brilliant and whilst I wouldn't like it as my real name, I love how it can be used in a sweet way." Apr. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a child, being named Bambi was very hard..but now at 45, its great! everyone thinks its so cute. and yes there are alwsys the dumb jokes but at least its pretty original." Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's nickname is bambi. I think it is so cute as a compliment to a sweet baby face!" Dec. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My kitten is named Bambi! I never would have thought of it, but that's what her previous owner called her. I've never met a girl named Bambi, but I think it's adorable. I'm sorry to hear everyone's been teased about it so much. I can't imagine how hard it is for you when I get teased just for calling my cat Bambi. They're just jealous they all have common, boring names." Sep. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "just like when u were born, your mom gave u your name and when my child was born i named her Bambie and she's beautiful...People who cares what one thinks...." May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! Even though this isn't my actual name, it's really cute, it's just like Bambi the deer." Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that name it's so sweet!!! It may be on a movie but it's such a cutie name!! Thumbs wayyy upp!!" Aug. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my real name iz Bambie, but my nick name iz Bambi n i luv it!!" May. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nickname is bambi, for my "deer in the headlights" look It's a cute nickname but I'm glad its not my real name!" Apr. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name is very cute. and it is definately a girls name, not a boys, even though the deer may have been male. Only Bambis Ive ever known were always very pretty. the strippers arent really named Bambi. duh" Mar. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate


      7 Negative Comments

  • "Bambi was a manipulative blue eyed black haired self proclaimed maltese princess. Her father was a bogan and her sister was a ranga, she was a lying waste of space, hope she grew out of it but doubt it. The lies that you so freely told with that sociopath smile on that trash dirty mouth of yours even at such a young age. I hope you got what you deserved but people like you never do its always us the arseholes that plod along dont want drama just want to have a content life and to help out our families we get the raw end. I am sick of bad people not being punished for their wrongdoings. You will get caught out one day you liar, you harlot and you usurper. maybe you went back to malta to claim the throne Ha! More like the western suburbs queen of the bogans and hanging off of some leb guy that treats you the way you deserve like you treat so many people like dirt." Jul. 6, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Please people, don't name your little girls "Bambi." Don't name them "DEER" either. They'll get teased to no end and will more than likely grow up to SERIOUSLY resent you." Feb. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just want to know when Bambi went from being a male deer's name to being a woman's name. It seems to me to be a shortened form of "bambino," the Italian word for baby. But why is it only associated with females now?" Mar. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think if your name is Bambi, it is your destiny to be a stripper. Not just any stripper, but a stripper who provides additional services in the back room." Nov. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a horrible, horrible, girl name. Anyone who names a girl this is a trailer trah moron." Feb. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Has anyone noticed that in the show everyone refers to, Bambi was a male? How did this become a female name?" Aug. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • ""i have never heard of anybody named bambi besides the show" Visit a strip club and you'll hear of more . I'd never name a daughter this in a million years." Jul. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      15 Neutral Comments

  • "my name is Bambi Fawn i'm 64 years old , i love my name, everybody calls me Bam, i also have a friend they call thumper, my mom loves unique names and so do i" Mar. 4, 2022: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bambi im 12 and everyone said they wish they had my name" Aug. 21, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter is named Bambi Joy she's almost 2 years old. We all love it and only had positive comments, if she wants to use Joy when she's adult then that's fine. Bambi is the only name that suited her and it's just normal to us now. It's only cause it's a Disney film that people might think it's crazy but then it is seen as normal to use other Disney names , don't understand it." Nov. 9, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "She's been modeling ever since she was very very prteeen prteeen like Diane (aka Amber).Thanks heaven for little girls, they grow in the most delightful way." Jun. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend gave me the nickname,"Bambi". It's cute, but what is the origin?" Nov. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think bambi is a beautifull name and if i have a baby girl i will call her bambi" Mar. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my first name is Barbara and i married a mr. Bambi - talk about too many B's in a name. In my work life i have only used my last name im 60 years old and people have trouble reconciling my appearance to the name Bambi" Jan. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is BAMBI.i am 42 now and have gotten used to the comments...LOTS OF OLDER LADIES seem to love the name...the name doesnt bother me anymore...IN HIGHSCHOOL IT WAS PURE TORTURE..since adulthood not so bad but very hard to get away with anything...not like there is too many other BAMBI'S in the medical its hard to get away with anything ..and kinda hard to be taken seriously with a name like that.." Apr. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Bambi. I am 48 years old. I tried to go by my middle name when i moved in middle school so the kids wouldn't tease me. That was until my father found out!! Anyway, i don't mind it. I would agree that the strippers have given it a bad name even though I am blonde I do have big brown eyes, that's why my mom gave me this name." Dec. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 50 year old woman named Bambi. I feel like my boss probably doesn't take me too seriously and I certainly don't feel professional. It can be rough when you're trying to make appointments or when you are called in the drs. waiting room. Everyone's head turns quickly and you know they're thinking "huh?". No one ever forgets my name at least but I do feel somewhat silly with that name at my age. Okay for a little one but we do grow up and older." Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bambi. I loved it until that stupid movie came out." Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is bambi and i am now 38 years old and have developed a very thick skin when it comes to my name...I TELL EVERYBODY DONT MAKE A COMMENT I HAVE HEARD THEM ALL...not to mention that i have red hair and you will really hear the comments....I HATE THAT STRIPPERS HAVE GIVEN IT A BAD NAME and i hate all the stupid DISNEY JOKES...maybe it wouldnt be so bad if strippers didnt use or disney I JUST WISH I COULD SOUND MORE PROFESSIONAL WHEN I HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE MY NAME..." Sep. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I HOPE YOU ARE A DEER BECAUSE I LOVE BAMBI THE DEER p.s. tell your father that there is a fire coming and i want to save my friend THUMPER" Jun. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bambi, and yes I know the "original" Bambi was a male deer. And no I am not a blonde hair, blue eyed stripper. Actually I am half mexican, 24, with brown hair/eyes...and I am a nurse. I have only met a few other Bambi', and have heard all the jokes. Famous one.."Where's Thumper?". But I love the name..very unique!!" Apr. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Bambi, but sadly the strippers have given it such a bad reputation :(" Sep. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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