Beatrice Meaning and Origin

The name Beatrice is a girl’s name meaning “bringer of happiness” and is of Latin origin. The name Beatrice comes from Latin Beatrix. Beatrice has been a popular name throughout history, particularly in Italy where it has been a common name since the 13th century. It gained widespread popularity after the publication of Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy,” in which the character Beatrice is Dante’s guide through heaven. In addition to Italy, Beatrice is a common name in many other countries, including France, Spain, and Portugal. It has also been used as a surname in English-speaking countries. Famous people named Beatrice include Beatrice Potter Webb, a British sociologist and economist; Beatrice Arthur, an American actress; and Princess Beatrice of York, a member of the British royal family.

Names similar to Beatrice:

  • Isabella
  • Sophia
  • Amelia
  • Clara
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  • Florence
  • Rosalie
  • Matilda
  • Eloise
  • Penelope

 

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