Meaning and name origin
Bernice \b(e)-rni-ce, ber-nice\ as a girl's name is pronounced ber-NEECE. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Bernice is "victory bringer". Short form of Berenice and from the same root as Veronica. A biblical name that first occurred in Britain in the 16th century. Binnie is the pet form.
Bernice has 38 variant forms: Barri, Barrie, Barry, Benni, Beranice, Beraniece, Beranyce, Berenice, Bereniece, Berenyce, Berneece, Bernelle, Bernetta, Bernette, Bernee, Berneice, Berni, Bernicia, Bernie, Berniece, Bernisha, Berniss, Bernita, Berny, Bernyce, Berri, Berrie, Berry, Binnie, Bunni, Bunnie, Bunny, Nixie, Vernice, Veronica, Veronika, Veronike and Veronique.
Bernice is a very popular first name for females (#172 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#75005 out of 88799, Top 84%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bernice for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bernice and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Veronica (#375), Vernice, Janice, Bernita, Berneice, Berenice, Bernice and Berniece. (2014 statistics).