Beatrice (given name)

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Beatrice
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Beata Beatrix, 1864-1870.jpg
Dante Gabriel Rossetti's depiction of Dante's Beatrice in Beata Beatrix
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Latin
Meaning "holly, saint"
Other names
Related names Beatrix, Béatrice, Beatriz

Beatrice (/ˈb.ətrɪs/; Italian: [be.aˈtriːtʃe]) is a name derived from the Latin Beatrix, which is a feminine form of the late Latin name Viator, meaning "voyager, traveler". Viatrix was also a common name amongst early Christians, though the spelling was altered by association with the Latin beatus, meaning "blessed". Beatrice is the Italian language variant. The French form is Béatrice and the Spanish and Portuguese form is Beatriz.

The popularity of the name spread because of Dante Alighieri's poetry about the Florentine woman Beatrice Portinari.

The name is rising in popularity in the United Kingdom. It is also gaining popularity in the United States, where ranked as the 691st most popular name for baby girls born in 2012.

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Alternate versions of the name include

Short forms include

  • Bea (Dutch, English, German, Galician, Spanish)
  • Béa (French)
  • Beah (English)
  • Beat (English, Polish)
  • Beatie (English)
  • Bee (English)
  • Beja (Slovene)
  • Bess (English)
  • Bia (Portuguese)
  • Bice (Italian)
  • Trix (Dutch, English)
  • Trixi (English, German)
  • Trixie (English)
  • Trixy (English)

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