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Berenice meaning and name origin
Berenice \b(e)-reni-ce, ber(e)-nice\ as a girl's name is pronounced behr-a-NEE-see, behr-a-NEECE. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Berenice is "victory bringer". From the male personal name Berenike, which probably originated in the royal house of Macedon. It was introduced to the Egyptian royal house by the widow of one of Alexander the Great's officers, who married Ptolemy I. Biblical: name of an early Christian woman in Acts. The name was adopted by Puritans in the 17th century. See also Bernice.
Berenice has 7 variant forms: Berenis, Berenisa, Berenise, Bernessa, Bernetta, Bernie and Bernise.
For more information, see also related names Cleopatra, Nicia and Nike.
Baby names that sound like Berenice are Berenyce, Bereniece and Beranice.
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Popularity of Berenice
Berenice is a very popular first name for women (#2019 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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