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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 "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

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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Famous People Named Bijou

Bijou Lilly Phillips, American actress; daughter of singer John Phillips
Bijou Fernandez, American stage actress
Philomena Bijou Jovanovic, b. 2014, daughter of Daphne Oz and John Jovanovic
Bijou Thaangjam (born Thangjam Biju Singh), Indian male actor

Pop Culture References for the name Bijou

Bijou, Hamster on Hamtaro

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