Originally was a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element “bod”, from “boto”, meaning "lord, ruler", which later acquired the meaning "messenger, tidings". Saint Bobo was Bishop, founder and brother of St. Salaberga. He was born in Toul, France, where he married. His wife became a nun with Salaberga, and he entered the Benedictines at Laon. He became the bishop of Toul, and founded abbeys at Etival, Bon-Moutier, and Affonville.