Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Swedish (Boé): from bo ‘farm’, ‘dwelling’ + the ornamental suffix .
  2. Respelling of Norwegian Bø or Bøe, a topographic name from Old Norse býr ‘farm’.
  3. Danish: from Bo, a derivative of the Nordic personal name Bui.
  4. Dutch and North German: reduced form of Bode, originally pronounced as two syllables.
  5. Frisian (Böe): from the personal name Boye.
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