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29k
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since 1880

Beau

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Beautiful, Handsome
  • #1359 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Beau" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1932 5 0 5
1940 7 0 7
1941 12 0 12
1942 6 0 6
1943 5 0 5
1944 6 0 6
1945 5 0 5
1946 10 0 10
1947 6 0 6
1948 6 0 6
1949 5 0 5
1950 10 0 10
1951 9 0 9
1952 13 0 13
1953 20 0 20
1954 6 0 6
1955 19 0 19
1956 9 0 9
1958 15 0 15
1959 22 0 22
1960 15 0 15
1961 40 0 40
1962 45 0 45
1963 36 0 36
1964 41 0 41
1965 47 0 47
1966 52 0 52
1967 56 0 56
1968 53 0 53
1969 91 0 91
1970 167 0 167
1971 175 0 175
1972 155 0 155
1973 186 0 186
1974 207 0 207
1975 251 0 251
1976 372 0 372
1977 494 5 489
1978 477 0 477
1979 673 7 666
1980 1,229 23 1,206
1981 1,039 12 1,027
1982 687 10 677
1983 564 8 556
1984 702 6 696
1985 666 6 660
1986 673 8 665
1987 519 5 514
1988 593 0 593
1989 582 8 574
1990 736 5 731
1991 699 6 693
1992 589 5 584
1993 535 0 535
1994 592 5 587
1995 526 6 520
1996 528 0 528
1997 467 0 467
1998 499 0 499
1999 476 7 469
2000 507 0 507
2001 459 6 453
2002 458 6 452
2003 629 17 612
2004 665 16 649
2005 658 13 645
2006 644 21 623
2007 710 20 690
2008 762 15 747
2009 763 13 750
2010 789 23 766
2011 877 27 850
2012 1,102 39 1,063
2013 1,342 45 1,297
2014 1,667 45 1,622

Want to know about the populiarty of Beau? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,762 babies born with the name Beau in the United States. That's more than enough Beaus to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1932 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Beau" was in 2014 with a total of 1,622 babies. (That's a lot of baby Beaus)

According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Beau" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1979. Across the entire United States a total of 673 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Beau popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Beau in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Beau" mean? The list below shows the origins of Beau as well as things modernly associated with the name Beau such as celebrities named Beau.

French

Origin and Meaning of Beau

The name "Beau" is of French origin, and it means "Beautiful, Handsome". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1948 to present. Beau was born in 1941 as Lloyd Vernet Bridges III in Los Angeles, California.

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Beau van Erven Dorens

Beau was born in 1970.

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Beau Brady

Beau Brady is an actor, personal trainer, and labourer. Beau was born in 1981 as Beau Brady in Sydney.

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Alternative Meanings

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

Your name in reverse order is "Uaeb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ueba". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Beau born Dec 23, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 1125. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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