Boye Family History
Boye Name Meaning
North German and Danish: from an ancient Germanic personal name Boio possibly meaning ‘boy’ (see Boy ) or alternatively representing a variant of Bothe with the regular Low German loss of the dental between vowels. This surname is also found in Norway and Sweden. Compare Boie . English: variant of Boy a cognate of 1 above. Irish and Scottish: variant of Bowie . Norwegian (Bøye): variant of Bøje a habitational name from the farm name Bøje in the province of Oppland the dative plural case of Old Norse bǿr ‘farmstead’. Compare Boyer . French (Boyé): variant of Boyer . West African (mainly Senegal): name found among the Wolof people of unexplained etymology.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022