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Meaning and Origin of: Beau

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Norse : To live or dwell
  • Hebrew : Strong and fast
  • Scandinavian : Commanding
  • French : Beautiful

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : nickname for a handsome man (perhaps also ironically for an ugly one), from Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ (Late Latin bellus). See also Bel.
  • A Beau, also called Desjardins, from Brittany is documented in Canada in 1726.

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