Beau - boys name

Beau name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Beau name meaning:

Origin: French

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 names

Beau , Ruthie

Other boys names beginning with B


Overall UK ranking: 113 out of 4789

507 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (207)

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