Family name origins & meanings
- Swedish (Boé) : from bo ‘farm’, ‘dwelling’ + the ornamental suffix -é.
- Respelling of Norwegian Bø or Bøe, a topographic name from Old Norsebýr ‘farm’.
- Danish : from Bo, a derivative of the Nordic personal name Bui.
- Dutch and North German : reduced form of Bode, originally pronounced as two syllables.
- Frisian (Böe) : from the personal nameBoye.