Beau

Beau - A very unique male name



  Mar 30,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Beau, meaning handsome, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1959 on position #1579. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Beau and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Beau? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Beau. The baby boy name Beau was given to 1,033 baby boys in 2012, ranking #310 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,589 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Beau peaked in popularity 37 years ago in 1980 on position 202.



Famous with this name

Beau Bridges
Beau Garrett
Beau Knapp


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Beau is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Beau is currently topping the baby name charts in Iowa at position #110 - and is the least popular in New York at position #940.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Beau is where you live.


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Beau origin and meaning

Beau is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means handsome. To see famous people named Beau, pop culture references for the name Beau and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Beau

We've found the following names that sound similar to Beau, sorted by popularity.

Bobby / Bob / Bobbie / Bo / Baby / Babyboy / Bee / Boy / Bao / Bubba /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012310
2011351
2010372
2009398
2008393
2007420
2006435
2005415
2004405
2003413
2002500
2001497
2000457
1999475
1998450
1997460
1996429
1995435
1994388
1993420
1992387
1991345
1990332
1989386
1988352
1987369
1986305
1985298
1984295
1983333
1982293
1981228
1980202
1979299
1978357
1977355
1976406
1975510
1974580
1973601
1972657
1971663
1970660
1969847
1968971
19671066
1966906
19651176
19641374
19631454
19621593
19611509
19591579

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Iowa110
Kansas139
North Dakota141
Montana142
Louisiana168
Nebraska172
Wisconsin201
Washington204
Arkansas216
Maine222
Missouri222
Oklahoma223
South Dakota223
Minnesota225
Utah230
Indiana252
Mississippi255
Tennessee256
Kentucky257
West Virginia270
Nevada278
Colorado282
Ohio285
New Mexico292
Oregon303
Alabama304
Texas312
Idaho316
Illinois321
Arizona330
Michigan349
Florida368
Georgia368
California369
Pennsylvania381
Virginia414
South Carolina564
North Carolina565
New Jersey643
Massachusetts660
Maryland732
New York940

Even more about Beau


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Beau a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Beau?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1980
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Beau
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,589
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1959
2012 births +1,033

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