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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bi*jou"
A trinket; a jewel; -- a word applied to anything small and of elegant workmanship.

Etymology: F.; of uncertain origin

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  1. A small and delicately worked piece
Wiktionary

Borrowing from French bijou

  1. jewel
  2. a piece of jewelry, a trinket
  3. a small intricately made metalworking

Borrowing from Sabir bijou, ultimately from Occitan pichon (“small, little”), influenced by English bijou (“jewel”).

    bijou was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and French

    Notable Persons Named Bijou

    Bijou Phillips is an actress, model, and singer. She was most active from 1996 to present. Bijou was given the name Bijou Lilly Phillips on April 1st, 1980 in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

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    Bijou was born in 1873. She breathed her last breath in 1961.

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    Bijou Heron was a stage actress. Bijou was given the name Helen Wallace Stoepel by her parents Robert Stoepel and Matilda Heron on September 1st, 1863 in New York City, New York. Bijou is also known as Mrs. Henry Miller. She passed away on March 18th, 1937.

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    Bijou is a soccer player for the Varzim S.C., Sporting Clube da Praia, S.L. Benfica, S.L. Benfica B, Gondomar S.C., C.D. Fátima, C.D. Pinhalnovense, AD Fafe, F.C. Arouca, and Atlético Clube de Portugal. Bijou was born on April 14th, 1986 in Praia.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Bijou

    Sidney Bijou was a in the field of developmental psychology. Sidney was born on November 12th, 1908 in Arlington, Baltimore. He left this life on June 11th, 2009.

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    Bijou is a soccer player for the Varzim S.C., Sporting Clube da Praia, S.L. Benfica, S.L. Benfica B, Gondomar S.C., C.D. Fátima, C.D. Pinhalnovense, AD Fafe, F.C. Arouca, and Atlético Clube de Portugal. Bijou was born on April 14th, 1986 in Praia.

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    Jude was born in 1946.

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    Popularity of Bijou as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Bijou U.S.
      White 35.52% 64.26%
      African American 52.84% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.39% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 6.87% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Bijou

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Bijou

    • How Popular is the name Bijou? Bijou is the 24,781st most popular name of all time. As a last name Bijou was the 60,196th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Bijou have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 234 babies born with the first name Bijou in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bijou to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bijou? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Bijou first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bijou is Sunday, January 25th, 1880.
    • What year had the most people named Bijou born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bijou was in 2010 with a total of 22 babies.
    • Random Bijou Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bijou is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009.
    • Weird things about the name Bijou: Your name in reverse order is Uojib. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jiuob. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Bijou? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 335 people with the last name Bijou.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bijou? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bijou as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k 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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