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Bo (girl)

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What does Bo mean?

Bo /bo/ as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Bo) is pronounced boh. It is of Scandinavian origin. Also a nickname or short form. Made famous by actress Bo Derek.


Bo has 1 variant: Beau.

Related girl name: Bonita.

Bo has 1 masculine form: Beau.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Bao, Bobe, ..

(male) Blo, Bobe, ..

How popular is Bo?

Bo is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#25775 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only popular varying form of Bo (unlisted) is Bonita. Adoption of this relation of Bo was well-received 7 decades ago (adoption of 0.05%). Below is a charted comparison of the history of Bo and affiliated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bonita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bo and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Bo is pronounced similarly to Bao, Bay, Bea, Beah, Bee and Beea. Other suggested similar names are Io, Jo, Mo and To. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bo.