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Gender: Male Meaning of Beauregard: "beautiful gaze" Origin of Beauregard: French

The name Beauregard is a boy's name of French origin meaning "beautiful gaze". Beauregard and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

In the past this was seen as a jokey Southern colonel name, but we have heard of some parents considering it as a path to the likeable Beau.

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Famous People Named Beauregard

Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III, U.S. Senator from Alabama
Gilbert de Beauregard Robinson, Canadian mathematician

Pop Culture References for the name Beauregard

Beauregard "Bo" Duke, character on TV's "Dukes of Hazzard"
Beauregard Aurelius "Beau" Brady, character on American soap opera "Days of our Lives"
Beauregard "Buck" Tuddrussel, time cop in animated series Time Squad
Beauregard "Beau" Wilkes, character in "Gone with the Wind"
Beauregard "Beau," Muppet janitor on TV's "The Muppet Show"
Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, character in "Mame"
Beauregard the Demon, character in the Xanth fantasy novel series
Beauregard, offspring of Borden mascot Elsie the Cow
Beauregard LaFeyettane, character on an episode of TV's "American Dad!"
Beauregard Jackson, pilot on TV's "Land of the Lost"
Beauregard Bugleboy, recurring character in comic strip Pogo
Beauregard "Bo," vampire in Robin Mckinley's "Sunshine"
Beauregard Langdon, character on TV's "American Horror Story: Murder House"
Violet Beauregarde, character in Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Silena Beauregard, character in Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series
Beauregard "Beau" character on the dungeon and dragons serie Critical Role (played by Marisha Ray)

Beau, Bo


Dadtwobe Says:


Hi, How has the name been received? (I love it.) Are you thrilled with Beauregard and using Bo/Beau as a nick name? Or would you suggest just using Beau instead of Beauregard?

Leah_ Says:


This is one of those names I really like but would never use

Heather Ann Says:


We've liked the name Beauregard since having our first child in 2011... it resurfaced again in 2014 with our second but ultimately didn't ring right with the middle names we wanted to use to honor family members. Finally with our third son, we get to name him Beauregard. We have beautiful boys and people always stop to tell us how handsome they are... this combined with my husband's affinity for ivy league nostalgia - we felt this was a perfect name. We will call him Beau on the regular but use Beauregard when formally talking to him or of him. In today's day and age, it is not teaseworthy as there are next to no 'normal' names in any of my children's classes. I think its more common and acceptable now than ever before and I suspect the popularity of the name will rise in a handful of years.

headintheclouds Says:


Beauregard is almost a guilty pleasure name of mine. It's lovely, and a great way to get to the nickname Beau. But as the previous commenter said, it's like a typo of beau and regard smooshed together, plus is too over the top/ teaseworthy that it won't work in real life for me.

Loveislife23 Says:


To me it just looks like a spelling mistake without the space between beau and regard.

Starelli Says:


This is up there with Kermit, Elmo, and Grover.