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Wait a minute, if Bambi is only for a girl then why was the deer a guy?
-- arrowhead909  9/17/2005
Bambi was in rare use as a girl's name in the USA before the Swiss author Felix Salten ever wrote his novel about the male deer, which Disney's movie was later based on. Salten's book was first published in German in 1923 and translated in English in 1928. But in 1914 the American novelist Marjorie Benton Cooke published her novel _Bambi_, where the title character was a wealthy young American heiress. That novel explains that Bambi is a nickname from "bambina", the feminine form of the same Italian word for "baby" that Salten took his character's name from. [noted -ed]

So as a girl's name Bambi is at least nine years older than its use for the male deer.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11197/11197-h/11197-h.htm
-- clevelandkentevans  11/8/2005
Just so you know bambina is normally used for a saying a 'baby girl' and bambino is for a 'baby boy' so Bambi could have come from either one. However I would strongly recommend only using this name for a girl. I know Bambi the cartoon deer was a male but still it just doesn't seem appropriate. I mean the skunk was a male too, right!?, and his name was Flower. Would you name your son Flower?
-- Shayde  1/18/2006
I met a little girl named Bambi once. No offense, but I think it's ridiculous. (Her sisters were named Cinderella and Rapunzel).
-- CamilleTheGreat  6/7/2006
Adding to the femininity of the name, "bambi" also happens to be the word for "pink" in Arabic.
-- Nanaea  7/29/2006
Two rather infamous bearers of this name: Lawrencia Bambenek was a former Milwaukee police officer and waitress at a Playboy Club, who was convicted of shooting to death her husband's ex-wfie in the early eighties. She served time in prison before she escaped and fled to Canada where she was recaptured. I believe she was eventually cleared/pardoned/something and is now free. Her nickname was Bambi because of her last name and her big doe eyes and long legs.
The other infamous Bambi was Bambi Woods, the stage name used by one Debbie DeSanto, who played the lead in the adult classic "Debbie Does Dallas." She eventually died of an overdose.
-- Starla Roxanne  9/17/2006
Most people only know this name from the Disney movie, so you're basically naming your daughter after a deer, and a male deer at that.
-- Anonymous User  11/29/2006
I'd actually use this if it weren't for Disney or stripper connotations. I think it's cute.
-- Anonymous User  4/4/2007
Stripper name! Calling Bambi and Tawny to the poles.
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2007
Bambi means 'small deer' in Japanese.
-- gingrbred...x  1/4/2008
I think that it would be cute for a pet.
-- number1212  5/8/2008
This is an incredibly embarrassing name, and I'm afraid a girl named Bambi would commit suicide by age 13. The name sounds hopelessly infantile, and it could only work on kids under the age of 5, quite frankly. The name is far from being mature, sophisticated, and dignified, and a woman named Bambi would be laughed at and assumed ditzy, one reason being that she hasn't had a name change!
-- slight night shiver  5/15/2008
Confound you, Disney! But then, even without Disney in the picture, this name seems hopelessly undignified and infantile. This child would be mocked to no end (and even more so if the child in question is a boy!), and then there's the association of this name with strippers and prostitutes or women who are as ditzy as Paris Hilton. For the sake of your daughter's well-being, do not use this name.
-- gaelruadh19  2/14/2009
Bambi is the name of one of the characters from the Cartoon Network show, Robotboy.
-- LittleMissWeekender  2/21/2009
This is a dumb name. It makes me think of the (male) deer from that irritating movie, but Bambi looks too wimpy to be a boy's name. On a girl, it sounds like a name for a porn star or a stripper.
-- bananarama  4/4/2009
I went to school with a girl named Amber but her nickname was Bambi because of the similar "amb" sound.
-- Lily_le_Fae  12/19/2009
Cutesy and immature. Sounds like the name of a girl who plays with Barbie and Bratz dolls as a child and grows up to wear short frilly skirts, ruffled pink shirts, has curly blonde hair, and dates three guys at the same time. And on a boy. Do I really have to go there?
-- Black_X  5/11/2010
I know an older lady named this and at first I thought it was really strange, but after I thought about it it's really cute!
-- Liesl  9/3/2010
Personally, I HATE the name Bambi. Please do not anyone name their child Bambi. First off, a boy named Bambi... it just sounds weak and unmanly. And as for a girl named Bambi, Bambi is the most common stripper/prostitute name; now who is going to curse their child with that?
I do know a Bambi. I do not like her. She looks like a Bambi... big eyes, round face... she looks like a cartoon character. And, she does look like a stripper. Anyway, she loves the name Bambi, but all that I can think about when I see her is "SLUTTTT..."
A warning to parents out there: NEVER NAME YOUR CHILD BAMBI!
-- Anonymous User  10/31/2010
Tacky stripper name that is way too cutesy and ditzy.
-- Bonquiqui  7/9/2012
My aunt has this name and it doesn't sound "Childish, "Trashy" or "Stripper-ish". Bambi can be a classy name to, because my aunt is a lawyer and not a stripper. My grandparents loved the name and it fits her personality. Expecting parents, if you love a name that others find weird, don't let them talk you out of it, if you love it then use it.
-- I love strange names  8/31/2012
Bambi is an African female name. Meaning THE FLOWER OF LIFE. Mostly used in the middle parts of Africa.
-- Anonymous User  10/6/2012
Ok, as someone WITH the name Bambi, I do find it horrible that the name is looked down upon so much. I have gotten the negative comments & the jokes my entire life. I know it's associated with the deer & strippers & porn stars. But it's a GOOD name. I just want to know why it's looked down on so much. It's unique, different, & it fits my personality very well. And I don't 'look' like a Bambi. I'm not ditzy, I'm not stupid, I don't strip or make porn. Everyone that knows me loves my name. The ONLY people that crack the jokes are people that don't know me & want to be clever. Which by now it's so old it's just ridiculous. I have known only one other Bambi in my life & that was my kindergarten teacher & she was BY FAR a very sweet & smart lady. Just go easy on the name because it's obviously not what you think.
-- kajunbaby24  1/28/2013
Sounds like one of those names that porn stars use. Either that, or the movie with the deer. Better avoid this.
-- Buneary  3/29/2013
This name actually makes me think of Bamm Bamm from the Flintstones!

I used to work with a Bambi. She was in her 50's or 60's and from Vietnam. She had minimal English and took her job as a cafeteria cashier very seriously. Her nametag "Bambi" didn't seem to fit her. I guess it sounds less silly to people in non-English speaking countries.
-- Tiger Lilly  7/2/2013
Bambi can sound gentle and aware of the natural environment. If an intelligent, attractive woman wears the name well, then it will work at any age. Forget the clich├ęs of our often rather hopeless culture.
-- linden-tree-murmur  4/7/2014
Bambi Northwood-Blyth is an Australian fashion model that changed her name from Stefani to Bambi.
-- Maisie  4/29/2014

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