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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Bonnie
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Bonnie in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Bonnie:
Records indicate that 320,358 girls in the United States have been named Bonnie since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 10,202 people in the U.S. were given the name Bonnie. Those people are now 73 years old.
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Comments about the name Bonnie
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29 Positive Comments
"Bonnie is Beautiful Name! I wish my Name was Bonnie, My name is Lucy-Ann But I would Definatly change it to Bonnie" May. 27, 2019:
"We named our 4 month old daughter Bonnie. It?s suits her perfectly because she was born small but is very strong. We?ve had no ?Clyde? comments although at Easter my youngest son wanted her to dress up as the ?Easter Bonnie.? 😂 We get so many compliments on her name as it?s not very common anymore." Jun. 15, 2018:
"My name is Bonnie . I didn't like it growing up in the 1960s and 1970s I thought it was an "Old" name and I knew no other Bonnie's . But as I have aged, I LOVE it . I guess I grew into it . I have noticed in the last year or so that it's being used a lot more in television and movies - character names ." May. 16, 2017:
"I was a four pound baby(born 1959) and when my mother's Scottish doctor told her not to worry about my small size because I was "A bonny wee lass", Bonnie became my name. I love my name not only because of that story but because it is not an overused name and yet also not bizarre. Occasionally I get mistaken as being Connie or Bunny but that is rare and I haven't heard a "Clyde" remark in decades. Growing up my closest friend was also named Bonnie and I have met only a very few more over the years, two who were actually Bonita's. I have never associate my name with old southern ladies but rather with pretty Scottish lassies." Sep. 28, 2016:
"May name is Bonnie Jean - born in 42 and of course named after Bonnie Blue Butler from GWTW. Barney Google with the goo-goo-googly eyes was the most common thing I heard as a kid (blue eyes), I finally started liking it after Rod Stewart sang "Jean" but my all time favorite? To this day my brother refers to me as "The Bonz" (i.e. Fonzie from Happy Days)" Jul. 8, 2016:
"I've grown to love my name! I realized it's such an unusual and unique name that everyone comments on how they've never met someone my (young) age to be named Bonnie! Some people ask me if it's short for something or they even mispronounce it (Vonnie, Connie, Ponnie, etc). It's a short and sweet name!" Jun. 29, 2016:
"My name is Bonnie, I am 19 years old. I love my name and hearing people say that have never met a Bonnie before. Surprisingly enough people rarely pronounce my name wrong.
I have only met one other Bonnie that is my age and she was just as surprised as I was to meet a young Bonnie.
Having a unique old fashioned name is great and I get a lot of compliments on my name." Feb. 15, 2016:
"I love the name. I just named my daughter Bonnie, it has been so well recieved from family friends and strangers in the street! And she is Bonnie by name, Bonnie by nature.
<3" Aug. 18, 2015:
"Like others, as a kid I didn't like my name, but have grown to love it. It is simple, familiar, easy to spell, unique, and has a great meaning. My husband says it is what caught him, he says my name with a smile and says he loves it because it is "downhomey." Growing up, I got heard lots of people sing me my Bonnie lies over the ocean, or "where's Clyde" (teenage years, possible pick up line), or "that is my mom, aunt, etc." name. I was most embarrassed at the latter comment, feeling like no one pretty (young) shared my name. Also, another intriguing comment was "what is it short for?" When I learned the meaning "sweet, fair, beautiful," I was happy to be coined with such a wonderful meaning, and it always gave me hope during those awkward adolescent years that my name meaning would come true. Now I am pregnant, and looking for a name with many of these qualities!" May. 4, 2015:
"I named my daughter Bonnie...and I still love it. When she was in school she hated that there was not one other Bonnie in her high school. I think she likes the name now" Dec. 8, 2014:
"I love my name, Bonnie. I'm Hispanic and I never have met another Hispanic Bonnie. I felt I had a unique non-Hispanic name because it was uncommon and not some weird fad name. I love the reference to "Bonnie & Clyde" especially because my mom took the name after seeing the movie "Bonnie & Clyde"." Sep. 5, 2014:
"I love it it's such a cute name! It means pretty face, and I've never met a mean Bonnie or s Bonnie I didn't like. It is also really nice because not a lot of people have that name, it works for little girls and grown women! Unlike my name people don't get it confused with a boys name! Love it!" Dec. 24, 2013:
"Love my name, Bonnie Lynn and I am 33. My mom's best friend was my namesake. I have yet to meet a Bonnie who wasn't oozing awesomeness.. Is that a word? Doesn't matter, I am a Bonnie and I can make up words if I want to hahaha!" Dec. 3, 2013:
"My name is Bonnie Jeanne, only hated it growing up because my last name also started with a "B" which sounded weird. Now I like it because it is different. Was called all kinds of names, as kids will do..like Bony Knees (well i did have stick legs!) Barney Bobobazil, Bunny,Barney, & one person from India lately called me Boenay ("is your computer plugged in" lol)" Apr. 25, 2013:
"I thought my name was plain as a kid, but now I love being Bonnie." Aug. 19, 2012:
"my name is bonnie ,bonnie may , and yes i do love it !" Jul. 9, 2012:
"My name is Bonnie and I love my name...now. I had issues growing up but it was mostly attention from boys and at that time, I hated boys. All thru high school, I only met one other Bonnie. I think my Mom loved the name Bonnie from Gone With the Wind but she also liked what it means. I am now in my 50's and still love my name. It is fun, easy for people to remember and sounds good when people say it. As far as one comment goes (sounds like a name for a Collie) - well, it doesn't bother me as the only Collie I've ever know was Lassie and he/she was the best Collie in the world (and famous too)." Mar. 21, 2011:
"My name is Bonnie Lynn and I LOVE it! I'm 24 and it's a recognizable name, but not too common." Jan. 22, 2011:
"My name is Bonnie Conrene, I've always hated my name growing up (I'm 26) but now I like it, it's feminine and not common. I do agree that kids can't say it though, I get Barney, or Benny." Jan. 21, 2010:
"A very cute name! If I have a baby girl she will be called Bonnie...fingers crossed!!" Jan. 10, 2010:
"I love being a Bonnie! The name itself is so bubbly sounding and I find it very fitting. I use to not like it because it was so old fashioned but Bonnie Butler was one of the most beautiful charactors back in "Gone with the Wind." days. No one will forget it, unless they mistaken you for saying Bobbie instead. Although in grocery stores when I hear little kids yell "mommy" it can sound quite similar lol." Apr. 13, 2008:
"My name is Bonnie and I really like it. It is not common at all and people have always commented what a happy name it is. I think my name has definitey affected who I am." Apr. 6, 2008:
"My mother was named Bonnie, i never knew what it meant and now i know it means fair, lovely. And it fit her perfectly. She was fair and lovely, beautiful. Yet she was strong, a great mother who loved unconditionally. For the people who have the name or are considering it as a name, I hope the name brings you years of love unconditionally and happiness everlasting." Feb. 19, 2008:
"My name is Bonnie and I love it. I'm named after my grandmother and while not a lot of people my age (21) are named Bonnie, everyone knows the name. I do occassionally get the "Bonnie and Clyde" jokes, and kids can't pronounce it (I've been Bernie, Bon Bon, Boonie, etc). But I really like my name. I just think 'Bonnie' is so pretty." Feb. 9, 2008:
"My mom's name is Bonnie and I've always thought that it's suited her bc she is beautiful and so smart....a bonny lass!" Aug. 31, 2007:
"It's a great name. I thought as a child that noone would ever have my name and it was on nothing personalized, but now I find bonnie's everywhere." Jun. 25, 2007:
"Bonnie is a fabulous name. It isn't plain, but isn't so exotic people give you wierd looks. It can often be spelled Bonny, which is incorrect in some cases. Very few people under the age of 60 have this name." Jan. 15, 2007:
"I think that my name is awsome but I am a bit dissapointed that nothing like jewellery never has my name on it. Also I think it is the best name that you could ever have. Trust me on that!" Nov. 29, 2006:
"This is my grandmother's name and I love it. I'm thinking about maybe naming one of my soon to be twins Bonnie Grace. Bonnie after my gma and Grace to kinda make it more new-fashioned sounding." Aug. 22, 2006:
5 Negative Comments
"i never liked my name Bonnie still don't i think its a common name not a name i would pick for my kids . i am from a Hispanic family but still don't like my name never have never will" Aug. 28, 2014:
"i dont really like it. my friend's name is bonnie and it sounds weird" Apr. 18, 2009:
"My name is Bonnie and I HATE it. I think it sounds like a name for a Collie." Dec. 18, 2008:
"My name is Bonnie and I never liked it. All the comments about where's clyde is annoying. I named my children the most popular names of the nineties -- Emma and Alex." Aug. 19, 2008:
"it sounds like a cartoon caracters name not a name for a person! if anting it reminds me of an old ladys name" Sep. 23, 2006:
13 Neutral Comments
"My name is Bonnie and I have always loved my name. My real name is Bonita and I love that too! Proud to be a Bonnie! It is a very pretty name! Thank you mom and dad" Sep. 18, 2020:
"My name is Bonnie Sue. I've never thought of it as a name of an old lady. It reminds me of a young girl. I'm 67 and I appreciate having a "young" name." Jan. 3, 2020:
"My name is Bonnie Sue. I have always loved the name Bonnie, however, I was never thrilled with my middle name Sue!" Feb. 2, 2019:
"I'm Bonnie Jane and I think it suits me perfectly. I have a bubbly personality(so I'm told). I was very pretty and sweet when I was a young girl and the name s meaning seem to describe me to a tee. I'm of Scottish descent with big blue eyes so again, the name just seem to fit. MY greatest wish is that one day I have a granddaughter named after me." Apr. 24, 2017:
"My name is Bonnie Joan. And yes I went through where is Clyde and if I layed over the ocean. But the one that got me was BJ... and I hated being asked if I gave them but I moved forward and now I love my beautiful name and I thank my mom All the time for essing me with it...." Mar. 25, 2017:
"My name is Bonnie Lynn. I didn't like it much when I was in school and I used to wish mom had named me something else. I love my name now, you don't hear it often. I wish it was given to babies more though." Mar. 5, 2016:
"I like it. I'm an old Bonnie now. I used to be able to find pins, cups etc. with my name on them everywhere. Now that it's an old ladie's name you don't see it much, but I still think it's a really cool name when you consider its meaning is pretty, sweet, & happy. I'd give this name to a baby today, because very few people are named Bonnie these days. It would be cool to have a name that hardly anyone else has." Feb. 20, 2016:
"My name is Bonnie. It's ok. My fathers name really is Clyde and we are related to the Texas Ranger that shot Bonnie and Clyde." Sep. 21, 2014:
"My name is Bonnie Grace. The only thing I like about it is that I don't have the problem of other people having my name. I'm 16 so any other Bonnie I hear of is usually like 40 years older than me which can be kind of annoying because now people think of it like an old lady name. Also I often get "like as in Bonnie and Clyde?" but that doesn't bother me as much as people might think. I think the stereotype of a Bonnie is an old southern lady, maybe with red hair, and that's kid of annoying because I'm not really southern (no accent anyway) and I'm not old (yet) but I do have reddish hair. Overall I guess I don't really like it but I don't hate it. I'd rather be Bonnie than something boring and common like Katie." Sep. 8, 2011:
"My name is Bonnie Jean. I didn't like it in elementry school since most girls had common names like Sara or Lindsey. Now as an adult I like it. But yes most kids call me Barney." Oct. 9, 2010:
"Yep. I agree with the positive comments. my name is Bonnie and I have only met 2-3 others in my whole life (32 yrs). Sometimes I have thought of other names, but I am grateful that I didn't go to school where there were as much as 3 people with the same name in class." Jan. 9, 2010:
"This is my name. I have gone in and out with liking my name. At times I've loved it because hardly anyone is named this. But then when people ask me my name they repeat "Bunny, Barney, Boney". However, I have never come across a "mean" Bonnie. Every Bonnie is sweet, happy, and fun loving. :)" Dec. 12, 2007:
"there's something cool about the way bonnie sounds that makes me feel good. but the full name bonita is so much prettyer." Jul. 26, 2007:
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