Beau name popularity, meaning and originName Popularity: 98%
Beau name meaning:
Translated from the French as 'handsome', this is quite a name to live up to for a young boy!
The name first came into use in the UK as more of a nickname back in the 17th century. In these days it was used to refer to the male fashionistas of the day. It was not until much later that Beau began to be used as a given name.
Since the 1960s the name has slowly crept up in popularity. These days it is not particularly unusual as a boy's name, and occasionally a girl's name.
Related namesBeau , Ruthie
Other boys names beginning with B
Overall UK ranking: 113 out of 4789
507 recorded births last year
Change in rank
- Scotland (207)
Ranking for this name in various UK regions
Historical popularity of Beau
The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Beau from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Beau in 2023