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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.bər-NEES English
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Meaning & History

Contracted form of BERENICE. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II.
VariantBerniece English
DiminutivesBernetta, Bernie, Berny, Bunny, Netta English
Other Languages & CulturesBerenice, Berenike, Pherenike Ancient Greek Bernike Biblical Greek Veronika Bulgarian Veronika Croatian Veronika Czech Veronika Danish Bérénice, Véronique French Veronika German Veronika Hungarian Berenice, Veronica Italian Veronica Late Roman Veronika Latvian Veronika Lithuanian Veronika Macedonian Veronika Norwegian Weronika, Wera Polish Verônica Portuguese Veronica Romanian Veronika, Nika Russian Veronika Slovak Veronika Slovene Weronika Sorbian Verónica Spanish Veronika Swedish Veronika Ukrainian

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biblical, biblical women, currently out of the US top 1000, princesses
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute