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Female/Male Both Genders Name

Origin and Meaning

1) Chinese 宝 (bǎo) = 'treasure', 'jewel', 'precious', 'rare' [1]

2) Chinese 褒 (bāo) = 'praise', 'honour' [1]

3) Chinese 苞 (bāo) = 'bud' (usually only female) [1]

4) Sino-Vietnamese 寶 (bảo) = 'protection', 'security' (only male) [1]

Related Names

Bao ♀/♂ Chinese/Vietnamese

Further Information

Bao is a common name among immigrants from China and Vietnam, but is very rarely used in the Nordic countries by people without immigration background


No recent statistics trend found in databases for Bao.

Sources: [2] [3] [4] [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mike Campbell: Behind the name
  2. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden,
  3. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark,
  4. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway,
  5. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,