Beau Origin and Meaning

The name Beau is a boy's name of French origin meaning "handsome".

Beau suggests someone devilishly handsome, with a large measure of southern charm—a nice image to bestow on your boy. Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its own. Beau has been on the Social Security list non-stop since 1969.

Beau also has something of a dapper image, thanks to the fashionable Beau Brummell (born George), which led to the stylish New York mayor Jimmy Walker being called Beau James. Other notable Beaus had more formal names at birth—Beaus Bridges and Biden were both the third sons in their families to carry their fathers' names: Lloyd Vernet Bridges III and Joseph Robinette Biden III.

P.C. Wren's novel Beau Geste was a major bestseller in its day and was also a popular movie—in that case Michael was the character's birth name. Many will remember that the child of Ashley and Melanie Wilkes in Gone With the Wind was called Beau, and there was also a Beau on the old TV western Maverick.

And if you want a more substantial name on the birth certificate, try Beauregard.

Art Garfunkel, Emma Bunton, Wendy Wilson, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and now Tori Spelling all have sons named Beau.

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Famous People Named Beau

  • George Bryan "Beau" BrummellEnglish dandy
  • Lloyd Vernet "Beau" BridgesAmerican actor
  • Beau BillingsleaAmerican actor
  • (Eldon) Beau BoulterU.S. Congressman from Texas
  • Beau BurchellAmerican guitarist for Saosin
  • Beau Mark BokanAmerican singer of Blessthefall
  • Beau MacMillanAmerican celebrity chef
  • (William) Beau MirchoffAmerican actor
  • Beau Michael BrinkleyAmerican NFL football player
  • Joseph Robinette "Beau" BidenAmerican politician; son of Vice President Joe Biden
  • Beau James (born James John "Jimmy" Walker)American politician
  • Richard "Beau" NashBritish dandy
  • Beau BrooksAustralian comedian of YouTube group The Janoskians
  • Beau BradyAustralian actor
  • Beau KazerCanadian actor
  • Beau HoopmanAmerican Olympic rower
  • Beau Daniel BennettAmerican hockey player
  • Beau RyanAustralian rugby league player
  • BeauJarred Matthew Schekeryk (b. 1980), son of singer Melanie Safka
  • Beau LeDoux (b. 1988)son of singer Chris LeDoux
  • Beau "Grayson" Reed (b. 1991)son of singer Tanya Tucker and Ben Reed
  • Beau Devin Cassidy (b. 1991)son of actor/singer David Cassidy
  • Beau Alexander Knutson (b. 1994)son of singer Wendy Wilson and Daniel Knutson
  • Beau Daniel Garfunkel (b. 2005)son of singer Art Garfunkel
  • Beau Lee Jones (b. 2007)son of singer Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls
  • Beau Henry Redknapp (b. 2008)son of singer Louise Redknapp and footballer Jamie Redknapp
  • Beau Kyle Dykstra (b. 2013)son of actress Jamie,Lynn Sigler and Cutter Dykstra
  • Beau Lee Stephen Crofts (b. 2014)son of actress Tina O'Brien and Adam Crofts
  • Beau Dean McDermott (b.2017)son of actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
  • Beau Rush Bricken (b. 2017)son of American actress Virginia Williams
  • Beau Bobby Bruce Schulman (b. 2019)son of Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo.

Beau in Pop Culture

  • Beauregard "Bo" Bradycharacter on American soap opera "Days of our Lives"
  • Beau Maverickcharacter on TV's "Maverick"
  • Beau Huttoncharacter in film "Country Strong"
  • Beau Hackmancharacter on TV's "Lie To Me"
  • Beau Berkhaltercharacter on TV's "The Client List"
  • BeauTeddy's ex,boyfriend on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
  • Beau Borroughscharacter in movie "Rumor Has It"
  • Beau Andrewscharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • Beau Wilkescharacter in "Gone with the Wind"
  • Beauregard "Beau" Langdoncharacter in American Horror Story: Murder House
  • Beau Beasleyhouseguest on "Big Brother 6"
  • Beaua deer villager from “Animal Crossing”
  • Variations: BoBowe

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