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This is actually my first name. It's special, but I think it sound too much like "Barney" or "bunny". I wish I could use this as my middle name and use "Misty" or "Amy" as my first name.
MistyJ  6/17/2005
Bonnie is also a Scottish name meaning "beautiful." I think it's a pretty name!
Tbird  6/27/2005
Famous bearer Bonnie Wright, a young British actress.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2005
This is my first name. My middle name is Victoria, so it's not exactly one I could use. But I find my name to be really unusual and it irritates me because I think: if my parents wanted to name me something different, it could have been much more creative. My brother's name is Frank so I think I was the lucky one.

People "shorten" my name to Bon, BonBon and Bonza (I'm from Australia.)
bonzai  7/21/2005
Bonnie was the name of Scarlett and Rhett's daughter in Gone With The Wind.
arrowhead909  10/16/2005
I think Bonnie is a nice name, even though it sounds more like something you would call your dog than a person.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2005
There was Bonnie Parker, half of the famous robbery couple Bonnie & Clyde (played by Faye Dunaway in the film from 1967).
― Anonymous User  12/14/2005
This name is awesome! And I don't pronounce it bah-nee, it's Bon-ee!
bonnie prince clyde  1/9/2006
It is starting to grow on me. Over New Years weekend my mum and I were talking names and she thought Bonnie Bradbury sounded lovely together. I think it's nice, a name I'd never really given a second thought.
Jeana Bradbury  1/18/2006
"Bonnie" might be ultimately derived from the Middle French "bon", but the Scots Gaelic word "bàn" ("fair"/"pale") could have played a part, and especially since many English speakers pronounce Bonnie "BAH-nee". Still, it does seem like a mere coincidence and they're probably just sound-alikes.
gaelruadh19  4/12/2006
Bonnie is an okay name. I wouldn't use it for a daughter especially since the dog we adopted 5 years ago is named Bonnie. Our dog is 7 now.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Believe it or not, my great-grandfather's name was Bonnie. He's my Dad's grandfather. Ever since I learned he had a woman's name, I wondered if the kids he went to school with made fun of him because of his name.
HOHNancy  5/7/2006
Famous bearer is Bonnie Bianco, an American singer and actress who made an impressive career in Italy and Germany in the 1980s. In 1983 she landed the female leading role in the mini TV series "Cinderella 80."
audreyhubley  8/5/2006
Bonnie Hunt is the mom in Cheaper by the Dozen movies.
libbygirl  9/3/2006
There's the song _My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean_.
breakofday  12/22/2006
Adorable. Lovely sounding, soft, great meaning. What's not to like?
nothingshortoftragic  12/30/2006
This is my name. I really like it, and think it is very nice name. I have met only about two other Bonnies. I get nicknames like Bon, Bonza, etc.
BonnieBee  1/1/2007
Bonnie is such a pretty name. It will never seem too old for you or too young.
7up  1/25/2007
This name is just too cute!
elysa  3/14/2007
French actors Ludivine Sagnier and Nicolas Duvauchelle have a daughter Bonnie (b. 25 March 2005).
Karcoolka  3/28/2007
Actress Bonnie Langford bears this name. She skated in the show Dancing on Ice and came third. Also if you look hard on the Comic Relief vid of 500 Miles (The Proclaimers & co) you'll see Bonnie Langford dancing on it. She's next to Bob the Builder.
Luangi  4/8/2007
This name has really started to grow on me. It is pretty, feminine and delicate. Very nice sounding.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
There is a famous Japanese singer known as Bonnie Pink, aka Kaori Asada. She's really beautiful.
Cyneburga  8/23/2007
In England it's pronounced BON-EE.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2007
Actress Bonnie Bedelia is a somehow famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2007
This is a nice name, but it kind of reminds me of bon bons.
jasmineenimsaj  2/6/2008
Bonnie seems excessively cute but is one of these kinds of names that still ages really well. I know Bonnies of all ages although most seem to think it an archetypal old lady name which sits fine with me.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2008
Bonnie is my legal name. I must admit, I don't like it all that much, which is why I call myself Pippin. Though, once, a teacher of mine gave me the nickname of Bonzai from it. Guess it's not that bad.
Pippin  3/16/2008
I'm 15 and my first name is Bonnie. I meet people who love it and think that it is beautiful, and most people my age think that Bonnie is just for old ladies but it's not! My mother named me after Bonnie in Gone With the Wind.
b.lillian  3/20/2008
I love this name, it's tremendously cute and sounds like the name of a sweet girl. However, I do wonder if it's a bit too cute for a grown-up. I actually don't think it would sound totally crazy on boys and men either, assuming you use it on a cool guy who has the right look and personality for it. But using it for a boy could really be risky.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
I can't think of a sweeter, fresher or more charming name. I'm worn out from all the Rubys, Lilys and Millies. Let's see some more of Bonnie please.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2008
This was an old friend of mine's name. I love the name but I have the feeling the nicknames can get a little ridiculous, I guess because it already sounds so much like a nickname. It's kind of hard to shorten something already short.
Fluffy_Thewerewolf.  7/2/2008
Hey isn't this the name of that little girl who got murdered? Not to sound harsh; but I think it was Bonnie Jo, which is an adorable name!
daijah92  7/7/2008
Bonnie doesn't sound like an intelligent name, at all. It's too sweet, too fluffy, so much that it sounds like a food or a pet's name. I can see how this name may be okay at best many decades ago in older times, but modernly it just sounds ditzy.
tiny_clever_outlet  10/4/2008
A bearer of the name was Anne Bonny (or Bonnie) (1700-?), a famous Irish pirate who disguised herself as a man and served under her lover, Captain 'Calico Jack' John Rackham with her comrade-in-arms Mary Read. Their ship was captured in 1720 and the men were hung, but Anne pled pregnancy, received a stay of execution and simply disappears from record.
MorganBonny  10/29/2008
The Bonnies I have known have been a bit pushy and driven. Not bad things but they tend to be very strong willed.

Bonny and Bonnie were unisex once. It's due for a big revival. If we have to endure Katie, Millie and Mollie in England, why not Bonny. It's not technically a nickname for anything.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2008
It's a term of endearment, an adjective but also a name and been used for hundreds of years. Taking Bonnie from uglier names like Yvonne or Bronwen or from the Spanish word Bonita is silly overkill although feasible I guess.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2008
Very cute although it makes me think of singer Bonnie Tyler.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2008
Bonnie is the name of the head cheerleader in Kim Possible.
ICEyun  2/25/2009
There's a beautiful Scottish song called "The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond". It's very nostalgic, and captures the romantic spirit of the lost cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the failure of the Jacobite Rising. The chorus is "O you’ll tak’ the high road and I’ll tak’ the low road And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye For me and my true love will never meet again On the Bonnie, Bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond." Every time I hear this name, I think of that song.
― Anonymous User  3/23/2009
My name is Bonnie. Although I have hated it when people sing "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean" to me, and ask me "Hey Bonnie, where's Clyde?", I really like the name. Some people have told me it's supposed to be short for Jessica, but I doubt it.
ladybon  4/2/2009
Not Jessica. It has been used as an affectionate term but its use as a first name goes back a few hundred years. Margaret Mitchell popularised it but people incorrectly think its inception as a name started there, just like Scarlett, India etc.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2009
Personally, I've always preferred the spelling Bonny, but I still think it's pretty.
erb816  7/21/2009
I like Bonnie for a girl and Bonny for a boy.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2009
Pronounced "BAWN-ee".
MaggieSimpson  10/5/2009
I had my second daughter a year ago and could not think of a name that suited her, it took about four weeks to decide on Bonny. All the names my husband and I liked, just did not suit her. She was born HAPPY, every time someone looked at her they said "what a bonny baby" and it kind of stuck! I have had so many people comment on her name and say it's lovely and suits her so much.
Seren2009  10/22/2009
American-born British-based playwright Bonnie Greer (b. 1948).
Just Jonquil  1/12/2010
Bonnie is the name of a witch in L. J. Smith's vampire series: The Vampire Diaries.

And Bonnie is on the show, based on the book, The Vampire Diaries.
Myth Writer Dreamer  5/15/2010
It's the name of one of the main characters in "Fun" played by Alicia Witt. Bonnie is really hyper liar who killed in an old lady for fun.
Ino Aole  6/24/2010
I will always think highly of the name Bonnie because I know someone named Bonnie and she is sweet and hilarious and the name suits her well.
Liesl  10/7/2010
Very adorable! Not sure if I would use it though.
Chrila96  11/19/2010
It is very sweet, but a little informal. I wouldn't use this as a real name.
Dawson  12/18/2010
Bonnie is a terrible name! It's way too cutesy to be used on a real person, even a little girl. Besides, it doesn't even sound like a real name, more like a nickname an overprotective parent would give to their spoilt little princess.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2011
My mother thinks this name is ugly, but then again, her taste in names is HORRIBLE (she likes all the ugly trending names like Kinsley and Ryker).
Ryry1996  6/9/2011
I can't believe no one has mentioned the singer, Bonnie Tyler, yet! She has a husky sounding voice which was the result of a vocal fold surgery. Her most famous songs are "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Holding Out for a Hero".
― Anonymous User  6/16/2011
Eminem has a song called '97 Bonnie & Clyde', and in another one of his songs, 'Stan', Stan says he wants to name his unborn child Bonnie.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2011
This is such a cute name, it reminds us of Bonnie from Toy Story 3 who is the cutest specimen alive on this planet in this universe on this very millenium!
― Anonymous User  1/31/2012
Bonnie Raitt (born 1949 in Burbank, California) is a famous American singer-songwriter.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
Bonnie is a (very) minor character in 'Catching Fire' (the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy).
AnastasiaE  9/30/2012
Bonnie is ridiculous and ugly. Ugly and juvenile. Just a big yuck. I can't understand anyone using this name.
queenv  4/13/2013
Bonnie is Princess Bubblegum's nickname from the show Adventure Time.
boingloings  4/13/2013
The name Bonnie was given to 222 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/16/2013
Bonnie is a character in Pokémon the Series: XY.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2014
Bonnie Bennett is a character on the TV series The Vampire Diaries.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2014
I love how cute, sweet and pretty this name is. The meaning of Bonnie is lovely. ♡ ☺.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2014
The bunny from Five Nights at Freddy's is named Bonnie, although it is a male character.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2014
Bonnie Leigh McKee is an American singer and songwriter.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2014
Bonnie MacFarlane is a character from Red Dead Redemption.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2015
The only female name starting with the letter "B" That I actually don't mind and can tolerate. The name "Bonnie" has grown on me (: It's cute, yet ages well. This name deserves a comeback.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2015
I'm from Australia and everyone I know pronounces it 'Bon-KNEE'
The only person who has said my name with the previous pronunciation was from Boston, USA and it made me shudder.
scrat  10/1/2015
It's kind of childish. One of those names that are good for a little girl, but no one older.
doritazurita  4/9/2016
Bonnie is a character in Telltale's The Walking Dead game. She is a playable character in the 400 Days DLC, and the only 400 Days character to come back as an actual large role in Season 2 and not just a cameo, as she is the only character who always comes with Tavia to Carver's camp no matter what choices you make.
doritazurita  4/9/2016
Cute for a kid, yet mature enough to fit a grown woman, and it feels like that kind of name that could work on any type of girl. A bit to plain for me, though. I prefer names that stand out a little more.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
Sounds bitchy or a name an annoying brat would have.
Luvbug86  9/3/2016
Bonnie King aka Miss Arrowette (or simply Arrowette), archer first appearing in DC Comics in November 1960.
Feorsteorra  12/4/2016
I've always thought this was a diminutive of some other name. Huh.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2016
Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer, known for her distinctive husky voice. Tyler came to prominence with the release of her 1977 album The World Starts Tonight and its singles "Lost in France" and "More Than a Lover". Her 1978 single "It's a Heartache" reached number four on the UK Singles Chart, and number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.
cutenose  1/15/2017
Bonnie (also fully known as Bonnie the Rabbit) is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's. He appears in four of the games except Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location. Instead of appearing as himself, he is majorly replaced with his hand-puppet version Bon-Bon, who replaces Funtime Freddy's right hand. Bon-Bon's recolored counterpart, Bonnet, also appears exclusively in the Custom Night.
lilolaf  1/20/2017
The name Bonnie was given to 309 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Bonnie are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
There seems to be a lot of Witches with the name Bonnie. There was a Witch Bonney ('ey' spelling) in Massachusetts that was part of the Salem Witch craze. There is a Bonnie in the film, The Craft, who is a witch and also a witch character with that name in The Vampire Diairies. Never been a fan of the name though.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2017
The name Bonnie has been used for seven tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean. It will be used again in 2022.
XYKLONE  12/17/2017
This is my name, and I like the meaning of it (which is good and beautiful). But I also like it because of part of the reputation that seems to go with it-- some people smile when they hear my name, like it's sweet. And when I'm getting to know people no one expects me to be anything but kind and innocent.

The cons are that I think some people hear it and equate the sweetness of my name to being naive and not knowing things, as well as kind of being bubble headed. And no one seems to think I could understand dirty humor. As if my name or my overall vibe is that I've been sheltered. I've also heard the pickup line "Oh, so your Bonnie? I'm Clyde." More than once.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2018
More like a dog's name.
Hushpuppy  2/4/2018
All the Bonnies I met are kind and friendly. As a result, I have a good impression on this name!
XYKLONE  2/18/2018
Does anybody else think of this name as masculine and not feminine?
Mattie Rugg  4/14/2018

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