Gender: Female Pronunciation: bee-zhoo Meaning of Bijou: "jewel" Origin of Bijou: French

The name Bijou is a girl's name of French origin meaning "jewel". Bijou and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Bijou is a name that lives up to its definition -- a real jewel. Warning: not unheard of on poodles' dog collars. Actress Bijou Phillips is its best known bearer. It can also be spelled Bijoux.

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Pop Culture References for the name Bijou

Bijoux, Bizou


Trutothishoshit Says:



Catherine Rose Says:


As a French speaker, please let me warn you. Your future child will not be able to set foot in a French speaking region without being ridiculed.

Ty Says:


I have such a nostalgic bias towards this name. Curse you, Hamtaro, curse you.

headintheclouds Says:


As the description says, a very common poodle's name. I know two dog owners with Bijous (one not a poodle but still), and in my mind, Bijou is a tall fluffy white show poodle.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I can't understand why this name is so popular on the Internet. It's tacky