Pronunciation: [Bo]

Gender: Female

Meaning: Handsome

Origin: French

Nickname of William.

Variant Forms


Famous Dogs Named Bo

Zimbo the dog: Played Homo the Wolf in the 1928 American silent film The Man Who Laughs directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni.

Wishbone: Jack Russell Terrier dog from Wishbone, the main character.

The Beagle Boys: A dog from the Scrooge McDuck universe in the animation DuckTales.

Robot: A dog who belonged to a boy named Simon, discovered the cave paintings at Lascaux in 1940.

Obo II: Foundation sire for all American Cocker Spaniels.

Mr. Peabody: Genius dog and history expert in the animation The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.

Mr. Bones: Stray dog in the book Timbuktu and narrator of the story. Later renamed Sparky/Sparkatus.

Mkombozi: A stray dog from the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, saved the life of an abandoned baby.

Laddie Boy: A famous Airedale terrier owned by Warren G. Harding.

Know-Nothing Bo the Non-Wonder Dog: A dog belonging to advertiser Will Smithers in the book So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

Hobo: German Shepherd Dog from The Littlest Hobo.

Greyfriars Bobby: A Skye Terrier in Edinburgh, Scotland, was loyal to his master long after his master's death in 1858. Until Bobby's death 14 years later, he reportedly spent every night at his master's grave.

Boye: Prince Rupert of the Rhine's dog who went into battle with him.

Bowser von Uberdog: Primary antagonist Bulldog in the comic strip The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama.

Bouncer: Labrador Retriever dog from Neighbours.

Boston: Beans Bulldog, one of the dogs owned by the 30th U.S. President, Calvin Coolidge.

Bossy: Australian Kelpie dog from Neighbours, introduced in April 2012 as a replacement for Audrey who died in 2011.

Boomer: Poncho’s best friend in the Paul Gilligan comic strip Pooch Cafe.

Boomer: A famous character in TV adventure drama series, Here’s Boomer. First aired in 1980.

Boo Boo: A female Chihuahua, is listed in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the smallest living dog in terms of height.

Boo: From "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo", a 1971 song by Lobo.

Boo: Mascot of The Citadel, named after Lt. Col. Thomas Nugent Courvoisie, known by most as "The Boo".

Boney: The pet dog of Lucas' family and eventual party memberin the game Mother 3.

Bombon: A dog from the film Bombon el perro.

Bolt: White Shepherd dog from the film Bolt.

Bolivar: A non-anthropomorphic St. Bernard dog belonging to Donald Duck in Mickey Mouse.

Bodger: Bull terrier dog from the book The Incredible Journey, which is based on a true story.

Bobby: Skye Terrier dog featured in the movie and book of the same name, Greyfriars Bobby, was the pet of John Gray, a policeman in Edinburgh.

Bobbie the Wonder Dog: After accidental abandonment on a cross-country trip, Bobbie made his way back over 2,551 miles (4,105 km) to his family's home.

Bobbie: Scotch Collie dog travled 2,800 miles to Oregon to get back to its master.

Bob the Railway Dog: A loyal traveller and drivers’ companion on the South Australian Railways in the late 19th century.

Bob the Dog: Puppet from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, played by Bob Trow.

Bob: A dog from the book Dumb Witness, also released as part of the Agatha Christie's Poirot series.

Boatswain: The favorite pet of Lord Byron, the subject of the poet's Epitaph to a dog.

Bo: One of the U.S. President Barack Obama's Portuguese water dogs.

Black Bob: Border Collie dog from the comic strip The Dandy.

Bimbo: Bimbo first appeared in Fleischer's Out of the Inkwell series and was originally named Fitz. He later became the star of Fleischer's Talkartoons series.

Big Boss: A Yorkshire Terrier listed as the smallest living dog in the 2002 edition of Guinness World Records. Big Boss was listed at 12 centimetres (4.7 in) tall when he was registered with Guinness.

Betty Boop: Betty Boop was first created as an anthropomorhic French Poodle before evolving into human form in the animation Fleischer Studios.

Famous People Named Bo

Yiannis Boutaris is currently the mayor of Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece.

Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian-born novelist, lepidopterist and chess composer.

Tom Osborne is a former American football player, coach and a politician from Nebraska.

Swedenborg is one of the most prominent persons in Swedish history.

Svetlana Boginskaya is a former Soviet/Unified Team/Belarusian gymnast who was famously known as the ‘Goddess of Gymnastics’.

Subhas Chandra Bose is one of the prominent Indian Nationalist leader who gave his life for India’s freedom from British rule.

Slobodan Milosevic was the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000.

Simon Bolivar was a Venezuelan military leader who was instrumental in independence of several Latin American countries from the Spanish rule.

Sharon Osbourne is a media personality and businesswoman who is married to the singer songwriter Ozzy Osbourne.

Richard Attenborough was an actor and film director best known for his Academy Award winning movie, ‘Gandhi’.

Ozzy Osbourne is a famous vocalist and songwriter.

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution.

Nadia Boulanger was a French musician counted among the best teachers of musical composition of the 20th century.

Muhammad Ali Bogra was the third Prime Minister of Pakistan and was known for initiating bilateral talks with India on the Kashmir issue.

Michael Bolton is a Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter.

Meg Cabot is an author of romantic and paranormal novels best known for ‘The Princess Diaries’.

Louis Bonaparte was the brother of Napoleon I and the king of Holland.

Lizzie Borden is an infamous American woman, who was alleged for the brutal murder of her father and step-mother.

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace and women's rights activist.

Jorge Luis Borges was a famous Argentine poet, best known for his magical realism style of writing.

Jon Bon Jovi is an American singer, lyricist, musician, record producer and actor.

Jolie Gabor was a Hungarian- born American entrepreneur and socialite.

John Wilkes Booth was an actor who assassinated the U.

John James Audubon was a detailed illustrator of birds.

John Bonham is an English musician and songwriter who is best recognised as the drummer of the band ‘Led Zeppelin’.

Jack Johnson (Boxer) was the first African American to become the world’s heavyweight boxing champion.

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary.

Helena Bonham Carter is a talented British actress.

Heitor Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer, described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music".

Greta Garbo was one of Hollywood’s most enigmatic and sensuous actresses.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books.

George Boole is better known as the inventor of symbolic logic.

Franz Boas was a German-American anthropologist who is known as the ‘pioneer of modern anthropology’.

Enrique Bolaños is a famous politician who is known for his integrity, and has served as the former President of Nicaragua.

Enoch Adeboye is an internationally known Nigerian pastor.

Edward de Bono is a famous Maltese author and consultant.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident and founding member of the Confessing Church.

David Boreanaz is an American actor and producer who played the vampire angel in the drama series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’.

David Attenborough is an English broadcaster and naturalist.

Daniel Boone was an American explorer best known for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky.

Clara Bow was a popular American actress and a leading sex symbol during her time.

Charles Greeley Abbot was an American astrophysicist, best known for his research in the field of solar energy.

Charles Boyer was a French actor best known for playing romantic roles in American films.

Camilla Parker Bowles is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.

Buddy Bolden was the founder-father of jazz.

Boy George is an English singer and lyricist who was also the lead singer of the English pop band ‘Culture Club’.

Boris Yeltsin was the first President of Russian Federation.

Boris Vallejo is a Peruvian born fantasy artist and illustrator.

Boris Tadić was the 3rd President of Serbia.

Booker T. Washington was one of the foremost African-American leaders who served as an advisor to several U.

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