Beau, meaning “handsome” or “admirer,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are shy. Find out more about dogs named Beau.


Name: Beau (see also: Bo)

Meaning: “Handsome,” “admirer”

Personality: Shy

About This Name: In the movie Iron Will, a Siberian Husky with this name led a team on a cross-country marathon to help his young owner deal with financial woes. Actor Jimmy Stewart wrote a touching poem in memory of his loving 4-legged friend named Beau. Among celebrities with this name are actors Beau Bridges and Beau Mirchoff, who has appeared in many films, including Scary Movie 4.

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