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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.

For more information, see also related girl names Bertrice and Janice.


Popularity

Bernice is a very popular first name for females (#172 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#75005 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bernice for girls (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bernice name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bernice and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Berenice, Berneice, Bernice, Berniece, Bernita, Janice, Vernice and Veronica. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Berenice, Berneice, Bernice, Berniece, Bernita, Janice, Vernice, Veronica in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bernice, Janice, Veronica outside U.S.


Similar Names

Bernice is also pronounced similarly to Bernise. Other suggested similar baby names are Berenise and Branice. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bernice.

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