What does Bo mean?
Bo /bo/ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Bo) is pronounced boh. It is of Scandinavian origin. Short form of Robert and Beauregard; nickname of William. Usually a nickname used for boys and, due to actress Bo Derek, for girls. Football coach Bo Schembechler; sports celebrity Bo Jackson. See also Beau.
Bo▲ has 1 variant: Boe.Kreatif forms:
(male) Balo, Blo, ..
(female) Bobe, Bosy, ..
How popular is Bo?
Bo is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1043 out of 1220, Top 85%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#25775 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Bo for boys. Bo entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #602 in the U.S. in 1990, and is presently at #638. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the history of Bo and associated names. Beau (#228 last year), Beauregard, Bert, Bill, Bob, Bobby (#752), Rob, Robb, Robert (#61) and William (#5) are the prominent varying forms of Bo (#638 last year). Other variants, like Robi, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Bo was at its most widespread 8 decades ago (adoption of 10.8%) and is now much less (adoption 1.3%, ▼87.5%), with versions like Bobby becoming less trendy. Beau and Bo are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation.