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Beatrice meaning and name origin
Beatrice \be(a)-tri-ce, beat-rice\ as a girl's 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". Beatriz is a Spanish form; Bea and Bee are short forms; Beatie and Beattie are pet forms. Entertainer Beatrice Lillie; writer Beatriz Potter; actress Bea Arthur; Queen Beatriz of the Netherlands.Beatrice has 24 variant forms: 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.
For more information, see also related names Betty and Leatrice. Baby names that sound like Beatrice are Patrice, Patryce and Patreice.
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Popularity of Beatrice
Beatrice is a very popular first name for women (#170 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22469 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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