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.
Associated with: scandinavian.
Bo▲ has 1 variant: Boe.Creative forms:
(male) Balo, Blo, ..
(female) Bobe, Bosy, .. Middle name pairings:
Bo Odin (B.O.), ..
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 #616. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the history of Bo and associated names. Beau (#203 last year), Beauregard, Bert, Bill, Bob, Bobby (#738), Rob, Robb, Robert (#63) and William (#5) are the prominent varying forms of Bo (#616 last year). Other variants, like Robi, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Bo was at its most widespread 9 decades ago (adoption of 10.8%) and is now much less (adoption 1.3%, ▼88%), with versions like Bobby becoming less trendy. Beau and Bo are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation.