Beatrice Name Meaning & Origin

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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Bea, Beatris, Beatrix, Beatriz, Bebe, Tricia

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Nicknames for Beatrice

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

My uncle went to school with a girl named Beatrice, who was called Beetie.

Does anyone remember the TV show Marcus Welby? It seems there was a teacher named Beatrice, and whenever she gave an exam the pupils would say "Mark us well, Bea"

Meanings and history of the name Beatrice

it is a Latin word meaning joy

Famous real-life people named Beatrice

Beatrice "Bea" Arthur - American actress
Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth - American actress
Beatrice "Bea" Benaderet - American actress
Beatrice Milly McCartney- youngest daughter of Paul McCartney
Beatrice Annika "Bea" Miller- American singer
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 Jean Howard-Gabel (b. 2012), daughter of American actress, director, producer, model, and writer Bryce Dallas Howard

Beatrice in song, story & screen

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 "Bea" 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.
Beatrice "Bea" Santello, childhood friend of the protagonist in the game Night in the Woods
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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