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Meaning and name origin

Bow \bow\ as a boy's name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Bow is "blond". Bow is a variant of Bowie (Scottish, Gaelic): colonel James Bowie, scout and originator of the knife that uses his name.


Bow is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9466 out of 88799, Top 11%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bow for boys. Bow has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Bow is also pronounced similarly to Bay, Bo and Boe. Other suggested similar baby names are Bob, Dow, How and Row. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bow.