How to Pronounce Beau

How to Pronounce Beau is a blog dedicated to helping people learn the proper way to say the name Beau.

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Beau is a masculine given name. It is the French word for “handsome”.

The name first appears in medieval France, where it was used as a nickname for a handsome man. It gained popularity in the English-speaking world during the 19th century.

The name is now used throughout the Anglophone world, particularly in the United States and Canada.

The French Way

The French say [Bo], emphasizing the first syllable. In English, we would write this phonetically as “bow.” The French “o” sound is more like the “wa” in “water.” So, if you can say “bow-wow” with a French accent, you’ve got it!

The American Way

The American way to pronounce Beau is “bo,” like the Bo in “boat.” The French way is closer to “boh,” like the Bo in “bosom.”


We hope this guide has helped you learn how to pronounce Beau. If you have any questions about the pronunciation of Beau, please feel free to ask us in the comments section below.