US Popularity:12330
Other Origin(s):Latin, Portuguese
Meaning:Pretty, cute; Full of charm; Virtuous, good
Parents seeking a name that will always remind baby of how gorgeous they are will love Bonita. Bonita is a feminine name of Spanish and Portuguese origin, meaning “pretty,” “cute,” and “full of charm.” Bonita has roots as ancient and timeless as its beauty, stemming from the Latin word bŏnus, which means “virtuous” and “good.” Bonita became popular in the US in the 1940s along with its adorable pet form, Bonnie. If you’d like a name that exudes romance with a hint of vintage charm, Bonita is a wonderful choice.

Bonita Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Bonita is currently #1793 on The Bump
Girl:Bonita is currently #798 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Bonita is currently #12330 in U.S. births
Girl:Bonita is currently #9464 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 1202
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Bonita, December 2022

  • WordSense, bonita

  • WordSense, bonito

  • Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Bonitas

  • Name Doctor, Bonita

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 94

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