Bo - Meaning Of Bo, What Does Bo Mean?

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Bo Meaning


What does Bo mean, popularity, numerology and more.

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.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 5128  in baby name popularity for girls with 26 occurrences.  It ranked 735 in popular baby names for boys with 316 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.


The name Bosse is a form of Bo.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Bo in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Bo Numerology page.

Bo Numerology
Bo in Hieroglyhics
Bo in Nautical Flags
Traditionally, Chinese given names have one or two characters, and are written AFTER the family name. Sometimes the first character of a Chinese given name is a generation name, a name shared by all members of a particular generation within an extended family.

Males are often given names which are linked to strength and firmness and females to names associated with beauty and flowers. Chinese children are never named after a famous person or an elder in the family as this is considered offensive.

Full names are used to address someone informally, and a salutation along with the family name is used to address someone formally. For example, Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets would be addressed as Yao Ming informally and Mr. Yao formally.

Some Chinese people who emigrate to or do business in Western nations, reverse the order of their names as a way of Westernizing their names. For example the cellist and composer Yo-Yo Ma, whose family name is Ma.

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