Beatrice: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Beatrice

Beatrice

Pronunciation: BEE-ə-tris, BEE-tris, bay-ə-TREES (key)

Origin of the name Beatrice:

Derived from the Latin beatrix (she who makes happy, she who brings happiness), which is from beātus (happy, blessed).

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Beatrice is pronounced bay-ah-TREE-chay in Italian. Nicknames include Bea (BAY-ah) and Trice (TREE-chay)
Was very popular in the 20th century and is coming back to popularity because old fashioned is becoming new again.

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Bea, Bebe, Tricia, Trixie, Bess, Tris, Bee, Bee-Bee, Bee-Rice, Bae, Tris, Trice, Triss, Six
Italian Nickname: Bice (BEE-Chey).

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it is a Latin word meaning joy

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Beatrice "Bea" Arthur - American actress
Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth - American actress
Beatrice "Bea" Benaderet - American actress
Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel (b. 2012) - daughter of Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Gabel
Princess Beatrice of York (b. 1988) - 6th in line to the British throne, daughter to the Duke and Duchess of York, fifth grandchild to the Queen
Beatrice Milly McCartney- youngest daughter of Paul McCartney

Beatrice in song, story & screen: | Edit

Beatrice, soul guiding Dante out of Purgatory and through Heaven in Dante's "Divine Comedy".
Beatrice in Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing".
Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby from Beverly Cleary's childrens' book series.
Beatrice Baudelaire, a character in Lemony Snicket's childrens' book series.
Beatrice Denoument, another character in Lemony Snicket's series, named after the first.
Bea is Kate Winslet's daughter in the movie "Hideous Kinky", based in Morocco.
Beatrice, the poisinous woman from Hawthorne's "Rappacini's Daughter"
Beatrice "Beadie" Russell, Port Authority police officer on The Wire (played by Amy Ryan)
Beatrice "Tris" Prior, main character/heroine in Veronia Roth's "Divergent" series

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