First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hebrew: Swift, strong
  2. Old French: Forested town

First name variations: Boas, Booz, Boz, Boaz, Bozwell, Iakov, Iakovos, Iakovs

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Reduced form of Dutch Van den Bos, a variant of the topographic name Vandenbosch.
  2. South German and French: from the Germanic personal name Boso (see Boos).
  3. French (central France): variant of Bois.
  4. Hungarian (Bős): from a pet form of the old secular personal name .
  5. Hungarian: habitational name for someone from a place called Bős, formerly in Pozsony county, Hungary, now part of Slovakia.
  6. Hungarian (Bós): from the old Magyar secular name Bós.
  7. Polish (Boś): from a pet form of the personal names Bolesław or Bogusław.
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