Beatrice (given name)

Beatrice (given name)

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Beatrice

caption=Dante Gabriel Rossetti's depiction of Dante's Beatrice in Beata Beatrix
gender = female
meaning ="bringer of joy"
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origin = Latin
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Beatrice (pronounced "bee'-a-tris" or in Italian "bay'-a-tree-chay") is a name derived from the Latin name Beatrix. This occurred in medieval Italy. Beatrice means "she who blesses" or "bringer of joy". The French form is Béatrice. The popularity of the name spread due to Dante Alighieri's poetry about Beatrice Portinari.

The name is rising in popularity in the United Kingdom. It ranked as the 899th most popular name for baby girls born in the United States in 2007.

Name variants

Alternate versions of the name include
*Bea (English)
*Beah (English)
*Beat (English)
*Beata (English)
*Beate (Norwegian)
*Beatha (Irish)
*Beatie (English)
*Béatrice (French)
*Beatrice (Italian)
*Beatrijs (Dutch)
*Beatris (English)
*Beatrise (Latvian)
*Beatriss (English)
*Beatrisa (German)
*Beatriu (Catalan)
*Beatrix (Dutch, English, German)
*Beatriz (Portuguese, Spanish)
*Beatrycze (Polish)
*Bee (English)
*Beitris (Scottish)
*Betrys (Welsh)
*Bice (Italian)
*Trix (English)
*Trixi (English)
*Trixie (English)
*Trixy (English)

People with the given name Beatrice

Film, television and the stage

*Beatrice Alda, American actress
*Beatrice Arthur, American actress who starred in "The Golden Girls"
*Beatrice Boepple, American actress best known as Amanda Krueger in ""
*Beatrice Politi, Canadian television journalist
*Beatrice Roberts, American singer/stage performer
*Beatrice Winde, American actress


*Beatrice Căslaru, Romanian swimmer
*Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand Olympic Champion Discus thrower
*Beatrice Jepchumba, a Kenyan runner
*Beatrice Lanza, Italian triathlete
*Beatrice Mouthon, French triathlete
*Beatrice Utondu, Nigerian sprinter
*Beatrice Pickup, Tap dancer from Barnsley

Politics and visible public positions

*Beatrice of Nazareth, Flemish nun and mystic writer
*Beatrice Plummer, Baroness Plummer, a British Peeress and Justice of the Peace for Essex
*Beatrice Wright, American-born British politician
*Princess Beatrice (disambiguation), several princesses have been named Beatrice
*Saint Beatrice, name of several Christian saints


*Beatrice Cenci, Italian woman in the 16th century who died by decapitation
*Beatrice Hastings, (pen-name) lover of Modigliani
*Beatrice M. Hinkle, American feminist psychoanalyst
*Beatrice Portinari, Dante Alighieri's great love and muse
*Beatrice Serota, Baroness Serota, British Government minister and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords
*Beatrice Tinsley, New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist
*Beatrice Trew, Canadian socialist
*Beatrice Warde, American communicator on typography
*Beatrice Webb, English writer
*Beatrice (singer), singer in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999
*Beatrice McCartney, Paul McCartney's daughter with Heather Mills

Fictional people

* Beatrice (inspired by Beatrice Portinari), the guide through Paradise in Dante's "Divina Commedia"
*Beatrice, a character in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"
*Beatrice Baudelaire, a fictional character from "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and the daughter of Kit Snicket
*Beatrice Baudelaire, the Baudelaire children's mother in "A Series of Unfortunate Events"
*Beatrice Carbone, one of the cast of characters in "A View from the Bridge", a play by Arthur Miller
*Beatrice, in Sony Playstation Role Playing Game "Wild Arms 3"
*Beatrice, in "Umineko no Naku Koro ni", also known as the 'Golden Witch'
*Beatrice Rappaccini, daughter of Giacomo Rappaccini in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Rappaccini's Daughter"
*Beatrice, a character in the manga "Gunslinger Girl"

ee also

*Princess Beatrice, name of several princesses
*Saint Beatrice, name of several Christian saints
*Beatrijs, a 13th century Dutch poem about a nun with this name

Bea Ism

Bea Ism is a group of phrases said by Bea Bartak, 33 from Budapest in Hungary, now living in White City, London, and is someone Mr Ian French loves to the moon and back.

Ventillato Bea Bartak saw ventillato on a London Underground train and presumed that the ventillator was Italian because the "R" on ventillator was missing.

Quiet coach Bea Bartak asked Mr Ian French what a quiet coach was on a train journey in December 2007, from Lincoln to London. []

External links

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