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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bo"a
  1. [Zoöl] A genus of large American serpents, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico (Boa imperator), and the chevalier boa of Peru (Boa eques).
  2. A long, round fur tippet; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the boa constrictor.

Note: ☞ The name is also applied to related genera; as, the dog-headed boa Xiphosoma caninum).

Etymology: L. boa a kind of water serpent. Perh. fr. bos an ox

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  1. Any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
  2. A long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur

Unknown; from Latin boa (“large snake”), a species of serpent mentioned in Pliny's Naturalis Historia (Natural History).

  1. Any of a group of large American snakes, of the genus Boa, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico, and the chevalier boa of Peru.
  2. (plural "boas") A type of scarf typically made from feathers.

boa was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, Italian, Katembri, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Vietnamese

Notable Persons Named Boa

BoA is a singer-songwriter, actor, and actress. She holds the title The Shadow" and Valenti". BoA was given the name Kwon Bo Ah on November 5th, 1986 in Guri.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Boa

BoA is a singer-songwriter, actor, and actress. She holds the title The Shadow" and Valenti". BoA was given the name Kwon Bo Ah on November 5th, 1986 in Guri.


Bruce was given the name Andrew Bruce Boa on July 10th, 1930 in Calgary. He passed away on April 17th, 2004.


Phillip Boa is an independent music and heavy metal music musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1985. Phillip was given the name Ernst Ulrich Figgen on January 18th, 1963 in Dortmund.


Caroline Henderson was a schoolteacher, farmer, and author. Caroline was given the name Caroline Boa in 1877 in Wisconsin, USA. Caroline is also known as Boa and Caroline Agnes. She left this life in 1966.


Gil was born on August 8th, 1924 in Montreal, Canada. He breathed his last breath on September 7th, 1973.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Boa U.S.
  White 61.97% 64.26%
  African American 15.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.80% 16.26%

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Fun Facts about the name Boa

  • How Popular is the name Boa? As a last name Boa was the 87,335th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Boa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Boa is Thursday, October 30th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Boa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Boa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Boa: Your name in reverse order is Aob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Boa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 213 people with the last name Boa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Boa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Boa as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m 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).
  • 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).
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