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Meaning and name origin

Bo \bo\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 form: Beau.

For more information, see also the related girl name Bonita.

There is 1 masculine form of Bo: Beau.


Bo is not a popular first name for females but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#52785 out of 88799, Top 59%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bo and its variant form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Bonita. (2014 statistics).

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 also 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 commonly used than Bo.