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6/9/2023, 2:32 PM Mike C banquo added (from user-submitted name 11901)
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1/6/2014, 5:32 AM Frollein Gladys 11901
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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈbæŋ.kwoʊ/(English)

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Scottish Gaelic bàn "white" and "dog, hound". This is the name of a character in William Shakespeare's semi-historical tragedy Macbeth (1606). He earlier appears in Holinshed's Chronicles (1587), one of Shakespeare's sources for the play.