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Beau

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Beau

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Beau
Senses
  1. A man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion; a dandy.
  2. A man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an escort; a suitor or lover.

Etymology: F., a fop, fr. beau fine, beautiful, fr. L. bellus pretty, fine, for bonulus, dim. of bonus good. See Bounty, and cf. Belle Beauty

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A man who is the lover of a man or woman
  2. A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
Wiktionary

Shortened from surname type given names such as Beauregard or Beaumont, or from the French word beau.

  1. A male given name used since mid-twentieth century.

Notable Persons Named Beau

Beau Biden was a 44th Attorney General of Delaware. Beau was given the name Joseph Robinette Biden III on February 3rd, 1969 in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. He passed away on May 30th, 2015.

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Beau Bridges is an actor and director. He has been prominent since 1948. Beau was given the name Lloyd Vernet Bridges III by his parents Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Bridges on December 9th, 1941 in Los Angeles.

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Beau Willimon is a playwright, screenwriter, and producer. Beau was given the name Pack Beauregard Willimon on October 26th, 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.

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Beau was given the name George Bryan Brummell on June 7th, 1778 in London. He passed away on March 30th, 1840.

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Beau Knapp is an actor and film producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Beau was born on April 17th, 1989.

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Beau Garrett is an actress. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Beau was given the name Beau Jesse Garrett on December 28th, 1982 in Los Angeles.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Beau

Bettine Le Beau was an actress and writer. Bettine was born on March 23rd, 1932 in Antwerp, Belgium. She left this life on September 8th, 2015.

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Beau is a singer-songwriter, folk music, and psychedelic folk musician. He plays Vocals, 12-string guitar, guitar, keyboards, Twelve-string guitar, and Harmony Company. He has had major accomplishments since 1969. Beau was given the name Christopher John Trevor Midgley in Leeds, England. Beau is also known as Beau and John Trevor.

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Luise was born on April 25th, 1850 in Rastatt. She breathed her last breath on July 17th, 1927.

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Heinie was born on March 8th, 1911 in Calvary. He left this life on April 18th, 1987.

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Pierre le Beau is a soccer player for the SSV Markranstädt, Chemnitzer FC, and FC Erzgebirge Aue. Pierre was born on March 8th, 1986 in Chemnitz.

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How popular is the baby 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 176 0 176
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 674 7 667
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 711 20 691
2008 762 15 747
2009 764 13 751
2010 789 23 766
2011 878 27 851
2012 1,106 39 1,067
2013 1,343 45 1,298
2014 1,678 45 1,633
2015 2,013 44 1,969
2016 2,154 41 2,113

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Popularity of Beau as a first name

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Popularity of Beau as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Beau U.S.
  White 74.07% 64.26%
  African American 14.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Beau

People with the last name Beau are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Beau

  • How Popular is the name Beau? Beau is the 1,288th most popular name of all time. As a last name Beau was the 66,553rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Beau have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32,950 babies born with the first name Beau in the United States. That's more than enough people named Beau to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Beau? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1932 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Beau first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beau is Wednesday, February 12th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Beau born? The highest recorded use of the first name Beau was in 2016 with a total of 2,113 babies. That's a lot of babies named Beau!
  • Random Beau Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Beau ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 9 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Beau: Your name in reverse order is Uaeb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Beau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Beau? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 297 people with the last name Beau.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Beau? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Beau as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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