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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Boo

  • When was the first name Boo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Boo is Sunday, April 14th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Boo? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Boo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Boo: Your name in reverse order is Oob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Obo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Boo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 508 people with the last name Boo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Boo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Boo as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Boo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Boo U.S.
  White 48.43% 64.26%
  African American 2.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 38.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Boo

People with the last name Boo are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb boo
to show displeasure (after a performance or speech) by making a prolonged sound of “boo”.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  2. Show displeasure, as after a performance or speech

From Swedish Boo.

  1. A locality situated in Nacka Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden.

    Boo was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

    What does the name Boo mean?

    Bis for buddy, everyone is your pal.

    Ois for objective, always impartial

    Ois for optimistic, look at the bright side!

    Past life for Boo born Jun 28, 1945

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    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 975. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

    You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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