Revision History

loadingDate    Editor    Name ID    Change Summary
4/5/2022, 10:13 PM Mike C bowie added (from user-submitted name 208150)
7/11/2015, 2:34 AM Beautiful Victory 208150
7/10/2015, 12:16 PM N, McL. Bowie

Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Scottish
Pronounced Pron. BOO-ee(English)
BO-ee(English)

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Buidheach, derived from buidhe meaning "yellow". A famous bearer was the American pioneer James Bowie (1796-1836), for whom the bowie knife is named. The British musician David Bowie (1947-2016), born David Robert Jones, took his stage name from the American pioneer (and the knife).