US Popularity:1616
Other Origin(s):Gaelic
Meaning:Yellow-haired, blond; Fair-haired
Bowie is a gender-neutral name of Scottish origin, meaning “yellow-haired” or “blond.” It is said to be derived from the Gaelic nickname buidhe, which means “yellow” or “fair-haired.” This Scottish name was most notably adopted by influential singer-songwriter David Bowie, who fittingly also had blonde hair, making Bowie the perfect moniker for baby born with a crown of golden locks.

Famous People Named Bowie

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  • David Bowie

Bowie Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Bowie is currently #1253 on The Bump
Boy:Bowie is currently #678 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Bowie is currently #916 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Bowie is currently #1616 in U.S. births
Boy:Bowie is currently #1099 in U.S. births
Girl:Bowie is currently #1644 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 203
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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