What does Beatrice mean?
Beatrice \be(a)-tri-ce, beat-rice\ as a girls' name is pronounced BEE-a-triss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Beatrice is "voyager (through life); blessed". Italian and French form of Beatrix, from Viatrix, the original form in Latin and feminine form of Viator. Beatrix was a saint martyred in Rome, together with Saints Faustinus and Simplicius, in the early fourth century. Beatrice was occasionally used in England in the Middle Ages, and revived in the 19th century. Queen Victoria named one of her daughters Beatrice. Literary: beloved heroine of Dante's "Divine Comedy" and of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". Entertainer Beatrice Lillie; writer Beatriz Potter; actress Bea Arthur; Queen Beatriz of the Netherlands.
Beatrice▼ has 24 variants: Bea, Beah, Beatie, Beatrica, Beatris, Beatrisa, Beatriss, Beatrix, Beatriz▼, Beattie, Bebe, Bee, Beea, Beeatrice, Beeatris, Beeatrisa, Beeatriss, Beeatrissa, Beeatrix, Beitris, Beitriss, Trix, Trixie and Trixy.
Beatrice is a very prominent first name for females (#170 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#22222 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Beatrice for girls. Beatrice reached its highest position of #38 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #601 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Leatrice, Beatriz and Betty are the popular variation forms of Beatrice (#601 last year) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.6783%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.0998%, down 85.3%), with the forms Betty, Beatriz, Leatrice and Beatrice becoming less stylish. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Beatrice and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Bertrice. This name tends to be less frequently used than Beatrice.