Beau is a gender-neutral name of French origin. Traditionally used as a nickname, Beau has become more popular as a given name in its own right in the last 50 years. Beau means “beautiful” or "handsome," and brings to mind a rakishly good-looking gentleman or a stunningly polished Southern belle. The French origin also adds a note of European, Old-World glamour to the name. If you want baby to fully embody the old-fashioned aesthetic, you can give them the full name of Beauregard, Beau for short.
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