Beatrix Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Beatrix:
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.
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- Comments and insights on the name Beatrix
My name is Beatrix, and as a kid, the name was really long and hard for other kids to spell. Mix that with every teacher I had in elementary school calling me Beatrice and you had a girl with an awesome name who wanted to change it to something like 'Isabel', if only to not have to spell out her name every time it was mentioned.
If you're named Beatrix, be proud you aren't a Beatrice and when introducing yourself, always specify, "with an X". Also, introductions take a little bit longer, because every single person I've ever met says "Really? An 'X'? oh my gosh, wow what a pretty name, so unique..."
Finally, I must say that you shouldn't be guilted into using a nickname if you don't want one. Adults were shocked when this little girl would walk in with such a big name, and then not want to be called Bea or Trixy (god I hate Trixy/ie)
Now that I'm older (and especially after Kill Bill), I really like the name. it sounds sweet, but not cutesy. It's a little pretentious, but that only means you have to be a more down-to-earth person.
- Personal experiences with the name Beatrix
We named our daughter Beatrix, and we receive so many compliments about her pretty name. Unusual yet traditional, it is classic and fun at the same time. The main trouble is that so many people refer to her as Beatrice, presumably just because it's a more popular variant and people *think* that's what they heard! I love that we don't know any other girls called Beatrix, and I hope that our daughter's name will only conjour positive preconceptions throughout her life.
Our daughter is also named Beatrix, and we love it! Like the previous commenter mentioned, people often think her name is Beatrice because that's the more common name, but it's not been much of a problem for us/her. My in-laws were pretty hesitant about the somewhat unusual name - they pride themselves in being "typical" and not standing out, and gave their children common names intentionally - but even they have come to embrace the kicky little name for our darling little girl! Anytime my MIL sees another child or person named Beatrix she immediately sends a photo to the whole family and pridefully comments that she has a granddaughter with the same name. It's wonderful! It's an uncommon name that won't shock anyone thanks to the prevalence of Beatrix Potter. Can't recommend it highly enough!
- Nicknames for Beatrix
Trixie, Bea, Betty, Beattie, Trix, Bix, Bixie, Bici(pronounced Beechy)
- Meanings and history of the name Beatrix
Beatrix is a combination of "viatrix," Latin for a female voyager or traveler ("viator" is the male equivalent), and "beatus," Latin for "blessed." The name thus means something equivalent to "blessed traveler."
- Famous real-life people named Beatrix
Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands (born 1938)
Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of children's books
Beatrix Carlin Sweetin Coyle (b. 2010), daughter of American actress, dancer, and television personality Jodie Sweetin
- Beatrix in song, story & screen
Beatrix Kiddo (real name of The Bride in the Kill Bill movies)