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Pronunciation/ˈbətrɪks/ BEE-ə-triks (UK English[1][2] and North American English)[3]
/ˈbtrɪks/ BEE-triks (North American English)[1][4]
/ˈbətrɪks/ BAY-ə-triks (English approximation in other languages)[5][6][7]
Other names
Related namesBea, Beata, Beate, Beatrice, Béatrice, Beatriz, Trix, Trixie

Beatrix is a Latin feminine given name, most likely derived from Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator which meant "voyager, traveller" and later influenced in spelling by association with the Latin word beatus or "blessed".[8] It is pronounced /ˈbətrɪks/ in British English[1][2] and the same[3] or /ˈbtrɪks/ in North American English.[9][4] Another North American English pronunciation however approximates that of most other languages: /ˈbətrɪks/ BAY-ə-triks, as shown by US dictionary entries for the former queen of the Netherlands.[5][6][7]

Common forms of this name include Beatrice in English and Italian,[10] Béatrice in French, Beatriz in Spanish and Portuguese,[11] Beate in German, and Beata in Polish and Swedish. Common short forms are Bea and Trixie. See Beatrice (given name) for other derivatives.



  • Saint Beatrix (died ca. 303), Christian martyr, in older sources named Viatrix ("the traveler").
  • Saint Beatrix d'Este (1226?-1262), Italian Benedictine nun, niece of above
  • Blessed Beatrix or Beatrix of Nazareth (1200–1268), Flemish Cistercian nun, mystic and author
  • Beatrix d'Ornacieux (c.1240-c.1306/9), French Carthusian nun
  • Beatrix da Silva (1424–1492), Portuguese Franciscan nun


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  1. ^ a b c Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
  2. ^ a b Archived 2017-10-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Longman Pronunciation Dictionary
  4. ^ a b Oxford Online Dictionaries
  5. ^ a b American Heritage Dictionary
  6. ^ a b Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  7. ^ a b Random House Dictionary
  8. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, origin and history of the name Beatrix". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  9. ^ Collins Dictionary
  10. ^ "Beatrice | Origin and meaning of the name beatrice by Online Etymology Dictionary".
  11. ^