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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Bo f for the female version.


Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic
Iceland Icelandic


Origin and Meaning

1) Old Swedish, Old Danish and younger form of Boe (see Búi) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) English variant spelling of Beau (rarely used in the in the Nordic countries and not before the mid 20th century!)

Related Names

Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]


Boson Old Swedish
Bossen Denmark
Bosson Iceland
Bosøn Old Swedish


Bosdatter Denmark
Bosdóttir Iceland


Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Bo
Genitive: Bos
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Bo
Genitive: Bon
Partitive: Bota
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Bo
Accusative: Bo
Dative: Bo
Genitive: Bos
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Bo
Genitive: Bos
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Bo
Genitive: Bos

Name Days

Norway Norway

5 October

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

18 August

Sweden Sweden

5 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage


  • Bo Jonsson Grip (early 1330s – 20th August, 1386), head of the royal council and marshal under the regency of Magnus IV of Sweden and from 1369, during Albert of Sweden’s reign, Officialis Generalis (the king's highest official) and from 1371 drots (= Lord High Steward)
  • Bo Bergman, 6th October, 1869 – 17th November, 1967, Swedish writer, literary critic and member of the Swedish Academy
  • Bo "Bosse" Johansson, Swedish former football player and current football coach (* 1942)


Name Count per Country

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Female ♀ Male ♂
Sweden Sweden[10]
47 169 40989 88356
Denmark Denmark[11]
21 n.a. 11223 n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
21 n.a. 870 n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
n.a. 38 n.a. 2899
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.


Statistics as male name

Recent statistics trend[10][11][12][13]:Name statistics for Bo(m)

Sources: [10] [11] [12] [13]

Norwegian historic statistics trend[12]:
Norwegian historic statistics for Bo(m)

Sources: [10] [11] [12] [13]


  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  8. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden,
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark,
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway,
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,