Norse nickname ; "to live"
"to live"

Bo Origin and Meaning

The name Bo is a girl's name meaning "to live".

This tiny but punchy name has multiple origins. It stands strong alone, but could be short for numerous names including Bonnie and Bodhi. In Mandarin Chinese, Bo means "wave".

Bo Popularity

Famous People Named Bo

  • Bo DerekAmerican actress (born Mary Cathleen Collins)
  • Bo Elizabeth Blackwelldaughter of Tim Blackwell
  • Ki BoBae, South Korean archer

Bo in Pop Culture

  • Isabeau 'Bo' Dennisa character on TV's "Lost Girl"
  • Bo Hessgirl in film "Signs"
  • Bo Adamsgirl on TV series BelievE
  • Bocharacter in the video game "Pinstripe"
  • Little Bo Peepshepherdess in a nursery rhyme and a character in the Toy Story series
  • Chinese: "Wave of water"

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