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Meaning and name origin

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


Bo is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1043 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#52785 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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

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

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

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beau, Robert, William outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bo is also pronounced similarly to Bay and Bow. Other suggested similar baby names are Bob, Jo and Mo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bo.


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