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What does Beatrice mean?

Beatrice Pronunciation of Beatrice [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.

Associated with: life, blessed, england, 19th century, queen, literary, heroine.


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.

Related girl names: Betty and Leatrice.

2 masculine forms: Beattie and Viator.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Beatrice Cailyn (B.C.), ..

How popular is Beatrice?

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. Demographics)

Beatrice reached its highest position of #38 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #565 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Beatrix (#1190 from recent data), Betty (#1287), Beatriz (#1911), Leatrice, Trixie, Bebe, Bea and Bee are the popular variation forms of Beatrice (#565 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Beatrice were popular as baby names 9 decades ago (adoption of 5.37%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.05%, down 99.2%), with forms like Beatrice becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bee, Betty, Leatrice, Trixie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alarice, Artrice, Barrie, Beate, Beranice, Berenice, Berneice, Bernice, Berrie, Bertie, Bertine, Bertrade, Bertrice, Bethie, Betsie, Bettie, Bettine, Brandice, Branice, Caprice, Catrice, Catrine, Cerice, Chantrice, Charice, Clairice, Clarice, Clayrice, Darice, Fabrice, Jeanice, Kaprice, Katrice, Katrine, Klarice, Latrice, Laurice, Letice, Letrice, Lettice, Marice, Mertice, Narice, Nerice, Patreice, Patrica, Patrice, Patryce, Petrine and Sharice. These names tend to be less frequently used than Beatrice.

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