EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either borrowed from Scandinavian Bo, Old Norse Búi ("resident"), from búa ("to live", "to dwell"), ("dwellingplace"), with similar meanings in modern Swedish and Danish; or a spelling variant of the male given name Beau.

Proper nounEdit

Bo

  1. A male given name in occasional use since the 1970s.
  2. A city in Sierra Leone

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse Búi.

Proper nounEdit

Bo

  1. A male given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 23 931 males with the given name Bo have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Bo m

  1. A male given name

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse Búi ("dweller", "long-time resident"), originally a medieval byname.

Proper nounEdit

Bo

  1. A male given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 90 158 males with the given name Bo living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.
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