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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bosco

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  • According to a user from Virginia, United States, the name Bosco is of Italian origin and means "Woods/forest".
  • According to a user from Canada, the name Bosco is of Italian origin and means "Shrub".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Bosco means "Chocolate sauce" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Bosco is of English origin and means "A calm and hands down awlways excited".

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Notable Persons Named Bosco

Bosco "B. A." Baracus is a fictional character. Bosco is also known as B.A. and Bad Attitude.


Bosco Wong is an actor. He was most active from 1998 to present.


Bosco was born on November 5th, 1972 in Kiningi, Rwanda. Bosco is also known as Bosco Ntagenda, Bosco Baganda, Bosco Taganda, the Terminator", Jean Bosco Ntaganda, The Terminator, Bosco Tanganda, Bosco Ntanganda, and Bosco Ntangana.


Bosco was born in 1949 in Republic of Ireland.


Bosco Mann is a soul music, funk, and jazz musician, record producer, and songwriter. He plays Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Sitar, Drum kit, and Percussion instrument. Bosco was given the name Gabriel Roth in 1974 in Riverside, California. Bosco is also known as Roth and Gabriel.


Bosco was born in 1970.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bosco

Saint John Bosco was a saint. He holds the title Priest, Confessor, Founder, Father, and Teacher of Youth". Saint was born on August 16th, 1815 in Castelnuovo d'Asti, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia. He died on January 31st, 1888.


Philip Bosco is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1961 to present. Philip was given the name Philip Michael Bosco on September 26th, 1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.


João Bosco is a bossa nova, música popular brasileira, and samba musician. João was given the name João Bosco de Freitas Mucci on July 13th, 1946 in Ponte Nova.


Robbie Bosco is a national collegiate athletic association athlete. He was most active from 1984 to 1985. Robbie was born on January 11th, 1963 in Roseville, California.



Henri Bosco is a writer.


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Popularity of Bosco as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bosco U.S.
  White 92.49% 64.26%
  African American 1.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bosco

People with the last name Bosco are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bosco

  • How Popular is the name Bosco? Bosco is the 25,402nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bosco was the 7,399th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bosco have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 223 babies born with the first name Bosco in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bosco 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 Bosco? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bosco first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bosco is Tuesday, December 24th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Bosco born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bosco was in 2015 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Bosco Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bosco is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Bosco: Your name in reverse order is Ocsob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Osbco. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bosco? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,498 people with the last name Bosco.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bosco? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Bosco as their last name.

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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).
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