First name origins & meanings:
- Norse: To live or dwell
- Hebrew: Strong and fast
- Scandinavian: Commanding
- French: Beautiful
First name variations: Beau, Bow, Beaumont, Beauregard, Beaux, Beau
Last name origins & meanings:
- Danish and Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Bo
‘farmer’ (see Boe).
- 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’.
- 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.
- Vietnamese: unexplained.
- Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.
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