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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. 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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