First name origins & meanings:

  1. Norse: To live or dwell
  2. Hebrew: Strong and fast
  3. Scandinavian: Commanding
  4. French: Beautiful

First name variations: Beau, Bow, Beaumont, Beauregard, Beaux, Beau

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Danish and Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Bo ‘farmer’ (see Boe).
  2. Chinese: according to legend, some descendants of Shen Nong, a legendary emperor (2734–2697 bc), were granted an area named Bo in modern-day Shandong province, and adopted the place name as their surname. Additionally, an official of the state of Song during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) was granted a town named Bo in modern-day Henan province, and his descendants also adopted the place name as their surname. The character also means ‘thin’ or ‘slim’, and ‘weak’.
  3. Chinese: from the name of Bo Yi, a famous adviser to the model emperors Shun and Yao around 2200 bc. This character also means ‘oldest brother’, and is often used as a personal name with this sense.
  4. Vietnamese: unexplained.
  5. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

Famous people with this first name: Bo Bice

This name appears in the following lists: Favorite Children's Book/Show Characters, Rock Kings and Queens

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