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Bo Meaning


What does Bo mean?

The name Bo is of Chinese origin.

The meaning of Bo is "elder brother, waves".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "handsome, beautiful" and Swedish origin, where its meaning is "to dwell, to have a household".

Bo is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 2 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Bo.

The Given Name Bo

Bo appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

This 1 syllable name has familiarity and a positive vibe.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Bo Derek, and Bo Diddley.

Bo Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 4,339 in baby name popularity for girls with 32 occurrences. It ranked 575 in baby name popularity for boys with 477 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 5,842 in baby name popularity for girls with 21 occurrences. It ranked 606 in baby name popularity for boys with 432 occurrences.

View the Bo Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Bo has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Bo to other names.

Bo Related Names

The name Bosse is a form of Bo.

Famous Bos

  • Bo Derek ~ Actress
  • Bo Diddley ~ Blues Musician

Bo Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Bo.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Bo are often free and determined but most of all they are read more >>

Bo Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Bo in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Bo.

Just for fun, see the name Bo in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Bo in Nautical Flags page.