Pronunciation: [Bea-u]

Gender: Male

Meaning: Handsome

Origin: French

French for "handsome; admirer; sweetheart". Use as a given name is probably due to the character of Beau Wilks in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind".

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Famous Dogs Named Beau

Beauty: Afghan Hound, Barbie Doll’s pet.

Beautiful Joe: Mongrel, a famous character in the novel, Beautiful Joe: The True Story of a Brave Dog.

Beautiful Joe: An abused Airedale who was rescued from a brutal master, inspired an 1894 bestselling novel of the same name.

Beauregard the Wonder Dog: Appeared regularly though unspectacularly on Hee Haw.

Beauregard: Bloodhound dog famous as the dog in Pogo, a daily comic strip by Walt Kelly that ran during the period 1948-1975.

Beau: Siberian Husky, the lead dog of Will Stoneman in Iron Will.

Famous People Named Beau

Adrienne Barbeau is an American actress and writer, she is known for her role in the musical ‘Grease’.

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