[ 2 syll. bam-bi, ba-mbi ] The baby girl name Bambi is pronounced BAEMBiy- †. Bambi's language of origin is Italian, and it is predominantly used in the English and Italian languages. The name is best known from the Disney animated film Bambi (1942) based on the Austrian novel Bambi, A Life in the Woods (1923) by Felix Salten. The main characters are Bambi, a white-tailed male deer, and his friends Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk.
In addition, Bambi is a contraction (English and Italian) of the Italian Bambina.
Both the origin and meaning of the name Bambi is inherited by all variant forms.
Bambi is an uncommon baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 1979, 0.019% of baby girls were given the name Bambi. Its ranking then was #562. The baby name has since steeply declined in popularity, and is currently used only on a very light scale. Within all girl names in its group, Bambi was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Bambi: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"