Bowie Meaning and Origin

Bowie is a unisex name meaning “yellow, fair-haired” and is of Scottish and Irish origin. Bowie is a Scottish surname that is derived from the Gaelic word “buidhe” which means “yellow” or “fair-haired.” It was originally used as a nickname for someone with blond hair. Bowie is also a surname that is associated with the American frontiersman and folk hero Jim Bowie, who became famous for his role in the Texas Revolution and the Battle of the Alamo. In addition to being a surname, Bowie has also become a popular given name in recent years, particularly as a tribute to the late musician David Bowie, who was known for his innovative and influential music and style.

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