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What does Bea mean?

Bea Pronunciation of Bea [bea] as a girls' name is of English origin. Short form of Beatrice or Beatrix.


Bea has 1 variant: Bee.

Related girl name: Beata.

4 more alternative forms via Beatrice, Beatrix: Beah, Beatie, Bebe and Beea.

Creative forms:
(female) Bean, Biea, ..

(male) Beno, Bon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bea Gisselle (B.G.), ..

How popular is Bea?

Bea is a very popular first name for women (#1881 out of 4276, Top 44%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#28947 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bea reached its top position of #1107 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bea outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Beata, Beatrice (#565 from current records), Beatrix (#1190), Bebe and Bee are the popular related forms of Bea rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Bea were popular with parents in the 1910s (usage of 0.54%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.03%, down 94%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bea, Beata, Beatrice, Beatrix, Bebe, Bee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beatrice outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bea is alike in pronunciation to Bao, Bay, Beau and Bo. Other recommended names are Beba, Beda, Bel, Bena, Bep, Bera, Bet, Beta, Bev, Brea, Dea, Lea, Mea, Nea, Rea, Tea and Zea. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bea.

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