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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bos

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bos
A genus of ruminant quadrupeds, including the wild and domestic cattle, distinguished by a stout body, hollow horns, and a large fold of skin hanging from the neck.

Etymology: L., ox, cow

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini

Notable Persons Named Bos

Bos was born on February 26th, 1924 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He breathed his last breath on November 9th, 2000.


Bos Trevis was an athlete for the West Bromwich Albion F.C. and Chester City F.C. Bos was born on October 20th, 1912 in Blackheath, England. Bos is also known as Arthur Stanley Sackville Redvers Boscowan Griffith Trevis. He passed away in 1984.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bos

Michiel van den Bos is an electronic dance music and contemporary classical music composer, musician, and disc jockey. He plays Keyboard instrument, Guitar, and Personal computer. He was most prominent from 1996 to present. Michiel was born Michiel van den Bos on May 23rd, 1975. Michiel is also known as M.C.A. and Mike Boss.


Bert Bos is a computer scientist. Bert was born on November 10th, 1963 in The Hague.


Wouter Bos is a management consultant, corporate director, politician, management consulting, and board of directors. Wouter was given the name Wouter Jacob Bos on July 14th, 1963 in Vlaardingen.


Theo Bos is a cyclist. Theo was born on August 22nd, 1983 in Hierden, Netherlands.


Renée was given the name Regina Veronica Maria Bos on December 20th, 1952 in Oud-Beijerland.


Stef Bos is a musician. He was most active from 1990 to present. Stef was given the name Steven Bos on July 12th, 1961 in Veenendaal.


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Popularity of Bos as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bos U.S.
  White 94.01% 64.26%
  African American 0.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bos

People with the last name Bos are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bos

  • How Popular is the name Bos? As a last name Bos was the 8,665th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bos first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bos is Tuesday, September 20th, 1921.
  • How unique is the name Bos? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bos. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bos: Your name in reverse order is Sob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bos. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bos? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,792 people with the last name Bos.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bos? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Bos as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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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