BEATRICE
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: be-ah-TREE-che (Italian), BEE-ə-tris (English), BEE-tris (English), BE-ah-trees (Swedish), be-ah-TREES (Swedish)   [key]
Meaning & History
Italian form of BEATRIX. Beatrice Portinari was the woman who was loved by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. She served as Dante's guide through paradise in his epic poem 'The Divine Comedy' (1321). This was also the name of a character in Shakespeare's play 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1599).
Related Names
DIMINUTIVE: Bice (Italian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Beatriu (Catalan), Beatrix (Dutch), Béatrice (French), Beatrix (German), Beatrix, Viatrix (Late Roman), Beatrise (Latvian), Beatrycze (Polish), Beatriz, Bia (Portuguese), Beitris (Scottish), Beatriz (Spanish), Betrys (Welsh)
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