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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BAHN-ee
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Meaning & History

Means "pretty" from the Scottish word bonnie, which was itself derived from Middle French bon "good". It has been in use as an American given name since the 19th century, and it became especially popular after the movie 'Gone with the Wind' (1939), in which it was the nickname of Scarlett's daughter.
VariantBonita

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