What is Bonnie short for?
1 Answer. Bonnie is a girl’s name of Scottish origin meaning “pretty, beautiful or cheerful”. Bonnie is short for the name “Bonita.”
What is Bonnie short for male?
Bonnie is not classically short for anything. It’s a Scottish word for pretty derived from the French word Bon. However, it could be used as a nickname for something like Siobhan or Bronwyn. 11.
Why is it called Bonnie?
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.