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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.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Bonita.

Bo has 1 masculine form: Beau.


Bo is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#52785 out of 88799, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)

The only popular varying form of Bo (#unlisted) is Bonita. Adoption of this girl name reached its most widespread during 1940-1949 and is now much less, with the version Bonita becoming less trendy. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Bo and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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 and Bee. Other suggested similar baby names are Io, Jo, Mo and To. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bo.