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Meaning and name origin

Beau \beau\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Beau), is pronounced boh. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Beau is "handsome; admirer; sweetheart". Short form of Beauregard, and of modern coinage. Use as a given name is probably due to the hero of PC Wren's novel "Beau Geste" (1924) or to the character of Beau Wilks in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" (1936). Nowadays, the name is likely to be heard as the less formal Bo. English dandy Beau Brummell; actor Beau Bridges; sports celebrity Bo Jackson.

Beau has 6 variant forms: Beal, Beale, Beaudan, Beaudine, Bo and Boe.


Popularity

Beau is a somewhat popular first name for males (#712 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#88026 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Beau for boys (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beau name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beau outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Beau and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Beau and Bo. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beau, Bo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beau outside U.S.


Similar Names

Beau is also pronounced similarly to Bay. Another suggested similar baby name is Bear. These names tend to be less commonly used than Beau.

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