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Origin and popularity of the name BON


Bon : 1: French: approbatory (or ironic) nickname from Old French bon ‘good’ (from Latin bonus). Compare Lebon.2: French: from the Latin personal name Bonus meaning ‘good’ (see Bono).3: Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Bonifác (see Boniface).4: Altered form of German Bonn.5: Spanish: regional equivalent of Bueno.6: Italian (Veneto and Friuli): regional variant of Bono. It is also found in Slovenia (see 8 below) and Croatia.7: Slovenian: from the old personal name Bon Latin Bonus (see above) or from an old short form of the personal name Bonifac(ij) Latin Bonifatius (see Boniface).8: Slovenian: nickname from Venetian and Friulian bon ‘good’ also ‘good fellow’ (compare Bonin and 6 above).9: Dutch: from a variant of the personal name Boon 2.10: Vietnamese (Bốn): written 本 in Chinese of unexplained etymology.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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