Beatrice (given name)

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

Beatrice (/ˈb.ətrɪs/ or /ˈb.trɪs/; Italian: [be.aˈtriːtʃe])[1] is a name derived from the French name Béatrice, which came from the Latin Beatrix, which means "she who makes happy".[2]

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 it ranked as the 691st most popular name for baby girls born in 2012. In 2009, it was the 45th most common baby name for girls born in Romania.[3]

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