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Bernice 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 names Bertrice and Janice.
Baby names that sound like Bernice are Bernise, Berenise and Branice.
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Popularity of Bernice
Bernice is a very popular first name for women (#172 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#75005 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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