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.
Bo▲ has 22 more different relations via Beau, Beauregard, Robert, William: Beal, Beale, Beau▲, Bert▼, Bill▼, Bille, Billy▼, Bob▼, Bobbie▼, Bobby▼, Liam▲, Rab, Rip, Rob▼, Roban, Robb▼, Robby▼, Robi, Robin▼, Robyn, Will▼ and Wim.Kreatif forms: Benbo, Bobri, Bribo. [more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Bo for boys. Bo entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #602 in the U.S. in 1990, and is presently at #638. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Bo and associated names. Beau (#228 2 years ago), Bert, Bill, Billy (#794), Bob, Bobbie, Bobby (#752), Liam (#2), Rob, Robb, Robby, Robert (#61), Robin, Will (#763) and William (#5) are the prominent varying forms of Bo (#638 2 years ago). Other variants, like Roban, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Bo was at its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5584%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2973%, ▼46.8%), with versions like Billy, Bobby, Robby, Robin and Will becoming somewhat dated. William is more universally found than the rest, though Liam is currently more frequently used. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)