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Beatrice has an old-fashioned feel, making it now popular among parents who love using vintage names. This is a trend to watch closely as this name option is already almost a top 500 again. Beatrice did spend many years in the early twentieth century, however, on the top 50 list.

Meaning of the Name Beatrice

Beatrice is the Italian version of the Latin baby name Beatrix. This name came from the Latin word “beatus.” Dante Alighieri loved a woman with the name Beatrice Portinari in the thirteenth century, using the name in his “Divine Comedy. The Latin word that the original Beatrix comes from, “beatus,” gives Beatrice its meaning. This word means “blessed” or “happy.”

Baby name Beatrice

Nicknames for Beatrice

Beatrice feels old-fashioned and kind. It is a cute name if you want one with a vintage feel for your daughter. If you're looking for a nickname for the Beatrice in your life, we recommend fun options like “Trixie” or “Bea”. Below, we've compiled a list to get you inspired:

  • Bea
  • Tris
  • Trix
  • Trixie
  • Trixy
  • Bee
  • Bay
  • Betty 
  • Bettie

Beatrice Name Details

Style: Traditional

Gender: Beatrice is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: BEE-uh-tris

Syllables: Three

Alternative Spelling for Beatrice

Beatrice Name Popularity

Beatrice was a top 100 name until 1934 in America, with a spot on the top 50 list from 1902 to 1925. The name did drop off in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, but it is starting to climb the ranks again. As of 2020, Beatrice is rank 550 for girls.

Great Middle Names for Beatrice and Their Meanings

  • Clara (clear, famous)
  • March (borderland, frontier)
  • Wren (small bird)
  • Raine (she is singing, queen)
  • Pearl (precious)
  • Anne (favor, grace)
  • Nellie (horn, sun ray)
  • Prue (redoubtable warrior)

Famous People Named Beatrice

  • Beatrice Arthur (actress, “The Golden Girls”)
  • Beatrice Benaderet (actress, “The Beverly Hillbillies”)
  • Beatrice Miller (reality TV star, “The X Factor”)
  • Beatrice Feodore (daughter of Queen Victoria)
  • Beatrice Portinari (inspirational woman for the “Divine Comedy”)
  • Beatrice Wood (avant garde artist)
  • Beatrice Caslaru (Olympic swimmer)
  • Beatrice Prior (character from “Divergent”)
  • Beatrice (character from “Much Ado About Nothing”)
  • Beatrice Duke (character from “Nothing Much to Do” web series)
  • Beatrice Quimby (character from “Ramona” novels)
  • Beatrice Carbone (character from “A View from the Bridge”)
  • Beatrice Baudelaire (character from “A Series of Unfortunate Events”)
  • Beatrice Leep (character from “Hoot”)
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