Bo, meaning “living,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are outgoing or tough. Find out more about dogs named Bo — including a very famous Bo.


Name: Bo (see also: Beau)

Meaning: “Living”

Personality: Outgoing, Tough

About This Name: The most popular dog with this name is former “First Dog” Bo Obama, a Portuguese water dog belonging to former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family. A German Shepherd who had never barked in his life was cast as Bo, the beloved pooch of actor Tim Conway’s character in the 1970 film The Billion Dollar Hobo. Notable people with this name include actress Bo Derek, comedian Bo Burnham and star athlete Bo Jackson. Some fictional characters have had this name as well, such as Little Bo Peep (Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes), Bo Duke (Dukes of Hazzard) and Bo Monkey (Fresh Beat Band of Spies).

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