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Subject: Beatrix/Viatrix
Author: beator   (guest, 68.201.176.212)
Date: May 15, 2004 at 9:16:48 PM
Viatrix, from the Latin verb viare (to travel), means travelling woman. The name Beatrix was derived from the Latin verb beare, to bless, make happy. Beata means blessed woman (when the adjective in the feminine form is used as a noun). Beatrix means a lady who brings blessings, or who makes others happy. Beatrix is the female form of Beator (a man who brings blessings): in the same way that you have actor and actrix (actress) (from the Latin verb agere, to do), you have beator and beatrix. The French form is Beatrice and the Spanish form is Beatriz (note: actor and actriz in Spanish). Here is a poem: http://www.abbeyclock.com/beatriz.html

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It means "voyager":
BEATRIX f English, German
Pronounced: BEE-a-triks
From Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator which meant "voyager, traveller". The spelling of the name was altered by association with Latin beatus "blessed". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was strangled to death after her brothers were beheaded.

Here are names that mean "blessed"/"lucky"/"happy"/"joy":
Beata
Benedicta / Bettina (2)
Edina
Edmunda - See Edmund for meaning
Edrica - See Edric for meaning
Fortunata - See Fortunato for meaning
Gwenda
Wendy
Felicity / Felicia
Zelda
Gay / Gaye - In the 1800s, "gay" meant "happy" (still does, actually) and didn't have the association of "homosexual"
Mehetabel
Chara
Letitia / Lettice
Abigail
Aliza
Farah
Joy
Happy
Rowena

Hope this helps!

Miranda

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