Bernice Name Meaning & Origin

Bernice

Pronunciation: ber-NEES (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Bernice: | Edit

If you name your daughter Bernice she'll probably never meet anyone else with her name. I never did!
48 years and I remain the one and only one I've ever known with my name.
And talk about insight... It's surreal how my father named me Bernice and gave my brother the middle name Charles when he had no idea there was a Hawaiian princess and her husband with the very same names. How could he have known at the time of my birth that I would eventually move to Hawaii and discover the princess and I were born under the same celestial sign, Sagittarius. Coincidence or Dad's Higher Self? Who knows, but I like to think it was all written in the stars and I was that twinkle in my Dad's eye when the heavens sparkled BERNICE across the majestical sky.

Personal experiences with the name Bernice: | Edit

I used to be embarrassed of my name when I was young because Hollywood only used it for unattractive characters. My husband is the one who convinced me my name is "sexy",and believe me,the way he says it...IT IS! When I moved to Hawaii and found out the islands' most beloved princess had the same name as me I was proud to be called Bernice. Even my teenage daughter thinks the name is beautiful. She plans on naming her first daughter after me! I love my name now.

Nicknames for Bernice: | Edit

Bernie, Berry/Berrie, Bea, Benny, Bunny, Barbie, Neicy

Meanings and history of the name Bernice: | Edit

Yhe Hebrew meaning of the name Bernice is "Victory".
Contracted form of Berenice. The name of a queen mentioned briefly in the New Testament.

Famous real-life people named Bernice: | Edit

Bernice Pauahi Bishop(Dec.19,1831-Oct.16,1884), Hawaiian Princess and philanthropist.Last surviving heir of the Royal House of Kamehameha, willed her estate revenues for the establishment and operation of the Kamehameha Schools. The Bishop Museum was founded by Charles,her American husband,as a memorial to her.
Bernice King, youngest child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bernice Liu, Chinese Canadian actress and model.
Bernice Rubens, Booker Prize-winning Welsh novelist.
Bernice Frankel, real name of Golden Girls actress Bea Arthur.

Bernice in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Bernice Bobs Her Hair", short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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