Name: Beau

Origin and Meaning of the Name Beau

  • Meaning:
    Handsome
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (bo)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Beau)
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Miscellaneous Info for Beau

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    French word for "handsome" (and therefore never used in French spaking countires as a given name) and American slang for "boyfriend". Its use as a first name likely came from a shortening of a surname such as Beauchamp or Beaufort in order to honor someone or pass on a family name. At one time, more popular in the American south.

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Popularity Rank of Beau (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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