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2. Ó Buadhaigh
|Meaning||1. "yellow", "fair-haired"
2. "descendant of Buadhach"
|See also||Bogue; Buadhach; Buidheach; Bhuidheach; Ó Buadhaigh; Mac'IlleBhuidh; Nic'IlleBhuidh|
The name can be derived from the Gaelic nickname buidhe, meaning "yellow", "fair-haired". The surname can also be an Anglicised form of the Irish surname Ó Buadhaigh; this surname means "descendant of Buadhach" and is also rendered as Bogue and Boyce. The personal name Buadhach means "victorious". The surname Bowie is rendered in Scottish Gaelic as Buidheach (masculine) and Bhuidheach (feminine), as well as Mac'IlleBhuidhe (masculine) and Nic'IlleBhuidhe (feminine). Early instances of the surname in Scotland, recorded in 1481, are: Boye, Bowy, and Boee.
People with the surname
- Andrew Bowie (born 1952), English academic philosopher
- Angela Bowie (born 1949), American, former wife of David Bowie
- Anthony Bowie (born 1963), American basketball player
- Arturo Valenzuela Bowie (Arturo Valenzuela, born 1944), Chilean-American academic
- Ash Bowie (born c.1968), American musician
- Beth Mburu-Bowie (born 1987), English musician
- Christopher Bowie (born 1966), Canadian swimmer
- David Bowie (1947–2016), stage name of David Robert Jones, influential English rock musician, artist, and occasional actor
- Diego Bowie (born Diego Eduardo Lacayo Jaén in 1991), Panamanian artist
- Don Bowie (climber) (born 1969), Canadian professional high altitude climber
- Don Bowie (footballer) (born 1940), Scottish footballer
- Eric A. Bowie (born 1936), Canadian judge
- Fiona Bowie (born before 1990), Canadian artist
- George Bowie (born 1968), Scottish radio personality
- George Washington Bowie (1827–1901), American who served in the Union army during the Civil War
- Gordon W. Bowie (before 1985–2012), American trombonist, composer and conductor
- Henry Pike Bowie (1848–1921), American lawyer, artist, author, Japanologist and diplomat
- Jac Bowie (born 1979), Australian burlesque producer
- James Bowie c.1796–1836), 19th-century Texan revolutionary
- James Bowie (botanist) (c.1789–1869), English botanist
- James Bowie (footballer) (1888–1972), Scottish footballer
- Jamie Bowie (born 1989), British track and field athlete
- Jim Bowie (baseball) (born 1965), Japanese-born Major League Baseball player
- Jimmy Bowie (1924–2000), Scottish footballer
- Joanne W. Bowie (active 1989–2004), American politician from North Carolina
- John Bowie (disambiguation), multiple people
- Joseph Bowie (born 1953), American bandleader, trombonist, and founder of the jazz fusion band Defunkt
- Larry Bowie (guard) (1939–2012), American Football guard
- Larry Bowie (running back) (born 1973), American Football running back
- Les Bowie (1913–79), Canadian-born special effects artist who worked mainly in Britain
- Lester Bowie (1941–99), American jazz musician
- Malcolm Bowie (1943–2007), British academic
- Micah Bowie (born 1974), American baseball player
- Michael Bowie (born 1991), American Football player
- Nate Bowie (born 1986), American professional basketball player
- Norman E. Bowie (born 1942), American academic
- Oden Bowie (1826–94), American politician from Maryland 
- Rezin Bowie (1793–1841), American inventor and designer of the Bowie knife, politician in Louisiana
- Richard Bowie (1807–81), American politician from Maryland 
- Robert Bowie (1750–1818), American politician from Maryland 
- Robert R. Bowie (1909–2013), American diplomat
- Russell Bowie (1880–1959), Canadian ice hockey player
- Sam Bowie (born 1961), American basketball player
- Sam Bowie (rugby league) (born 1989), Australian rugby league player
- Stanley Bowie (1917–2008), Scottish geologist
- Sydney J. Bowie (1865–1928), U.S. Representative from Alabama
- Thomas Fielder Bowie (1808–69), American politician from Maryland) 
- Todd Bowie (born before 1980), American rock guitarist and technician
- Tori Bowie (born 1990), American long jumper
- Walter Bowie (1748–1810), American politician, delegate to the Annapolis Convention (1774–1776) 
- Walter Russell Bowie (1882–1969), American theologian
- Captain William Bowie (1721 – after 1776), American politician, delegate to the Annapolis Convention (1774–1776) 
- William Bowie (agrarian) (1776–1826), American agrarian and delegate to the Maryland state convention to charter the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal 
- William Bowie (footballer) (1869–1934), Scottish footballer
- William Bowie (engineer) (1872–1940), American geodetic engineer 
- William Duckett Bowie (1803–73) American politician from Maryland 
- Learn about the family history of your surname, Ancestry.com, retrieved 25 September 2010 which cited Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4. for the surname "Bowie".
- Learn about the family history of your surname, Ancestry.com, retrieved 25 September 2010 which cited Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4. for the surname "Bogue" and "Boyce".
- Mark, Colin (2006), The Gaelic-English Dictionary, London: Routledge, pp. 718, 720, ISBN 0-203-22259-8
- Reaney, Percy Hilde (1995), Wilson, Richard Middlewood, ed., A Dictionary of English Surnames (3rd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 57, ISBN 0-19-863146-4.
- Black, George Fraser (1946), The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History, New York: New York Public Library, p. 92.
- Hall, Clayton Colman (1912). Baltimore: Its History and Its People, vol.3. Lewis Historical Publishing Co. pp. 304–306.
- United States Congress. "Bowie (id: B000694)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- United States Congress. "Bowie (id: B000696)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
- Hall, Clayton Colman (1912). Baltimore: Its History and Its People, vol.3. Lewis Historical Publishing Co. pp. 300–301.
- Fleming, J . A. (1951), William Bowie, 1872—1940 A Biographical Memoir (PDF), Washington D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, pp. 61–63
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