Beau

Male

Meaning

Handsome

Origin

French

Pronunciation

/boʊ/

Alt. Spellings

Bo

Traits associated with the name Beau:

Dogs named Beau tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and beauty.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Beau?

Naming your dog Beau suggests that you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. It also suggests that you have a strong appreciation for the beauty of nature and the outdoors.

Is Beau a good dog name?

Beau is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Beau is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Beau is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Beau outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Beau was, in the past month, the 650th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Beau is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Beau was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Beau's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Beau is most adored in Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Michigan, Connecticut and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Beau.

Most popular breeds named Beau:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Poodle
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. German Shepherd

Beau is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

French for handsome, it's often used for charming, small, lovable pups.

famous dog names
famous

Popularized by canine characters in literature and film.

french dog names
french

Means "beautiful" in French and is often used as a male name.

beautiful dog names
beautiful

Derived from French, it translates to handsome or attractive.

country dog names
country

Often associated with Southern charm and gentlemanly manners, it's popular among rural, cowboy culture.

movie dog names
movie

He's named after a character in a popular canine-centric film.

Dog names like Beau:

Son Of My Right Hand
A game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
Baker
Brave sled dog hero.
From Brinca's Field
From The Goat Clearing
Beau dog name meaning

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Cowwy (Victoria, Australia)
Beauie is a bad doggie
March 03, 2024

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Lily (South Carolina, United States)
My dog's name was Beau, and he was all of those wonderful things. However...how are you pronouncing it because it only has one syllable (sounds just like "Bo"), not two.
August 06, 2023

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Beautiful name! (North Carolina, United States)
Beautiful name!
May 14, 2023

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