Bowie Family History
Bowie Name Meaning
Scottish: from Gaelic buidhe ‘yellow’ i.e. ‘yellow-haired’ pronounced as two syllables. The equivalent term in Ireland is buí often Anglicized as boy. The surname may also be a shortened form of Gilboy . Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press