[ 3 syll. beo-wul(f), be-owu-lf ] The baby boy name Beowulf is pronounced BEY-ah-WuwLF (English) †. Beowulf's language of origin is Old English and it is predominantly used in English. Beowulf's meaning is 'bear'. It is a two-element name derived from beo which means 'bee' ; wulf 'wolf'. The name was borne by the hero of an 8th-century Old English epic poem bearing the same name. Beowulf killed the monster Grendel and its mother for King Hrothgar, and he reigned for many years as a king, before he eventually died fighting a dragon.
Beowulf is an uncommon baby name for boys. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† Pronunciation for Beowulf: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)"
A famous person named Beowulf is Mythical Figure, Beowulf.