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Meaning and Origin of: Bonar boy

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First name origins & meanings:

  1. French: Gentle
  2. French: Gentle

First name variations: Bona, Bonnar

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Bonner.
  2. Irish (Donegal): Scottish name adopted as a translation of Gaelic Ó Cnáimhsighe ‘descendant of Cnáimhseach’, a byname meaning ‘midwife’. This word seems to be a derivative of cnámh ‘bone’ (with the feminine ending -seach), but if so the reason for this is not clear.
  3. Polish: from German Bo(h)ner ‘bean grower’ (see Boner).
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