Gender: Feminine

Usages: Hungarian

Meaning: Short form of Beáta and Beatrix.

(Information from name #347578 originally submitted by user epresvanilia)
Frollein Gladys  10/31/2020
It's cute as a nickname. This looks like it would be pronounced BAY-uh.
someone-  10/30/2020
Nice as a nickname for Beatrix or Beatrice.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2020
Only older people know how to say my name right (most of the time) I feel like the only person my age with this name. It's a family name so...\_(")_/
Bea_McC.  10/12/2020
Also Galician:
Frollein Gladys  8/27/2020
No. Just no.
AbbeyDawn  8/6/2020
Bea is the name of the Fighting-type Gym Leader from Pokemon Sword and Shield. She can only be fought in Pokemon Sword (in Pokemon Shield you fight Allister, a Ghost-type Gym Leader, instead).
Buneary  11/28/2019
I would pronounce this Bee-yuh.
Hekate Rose  7/21/2019
In 2018, 67 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Bea* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 8889th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Bea are female.
Also Dutch and Norwegian.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
Also a Hungarian name. Pronounced: BE-aw.
HerculePoirot  7/22/2016
The name Bea was given to 25 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
Bea Miller is an American singer and songwriter.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2015
The fact that this name isn't pronounced as "Be-uh" is pretty ridiculous. Sorry but "Bee?" As in the letter? The insect? Yeah, sorry but that's not a name. I can understand if it was a nickname but not as a full name
Why not name a child A or C or D and so forth.
Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2014
Excuse me, Anonymously User who says that Bea isn’t a name? That is just plain out dumb. My name is Bea and it is a name so don’t be such a smart Alec. It is a name.
InkyandBadger090  5/3/2020
To the person above me, saying that a letter can't be a name is ridiculous. What about Dee? Or Jay? Or Elle? Shall I continue, there are a few more. I think Bea is perfectly acceptable.

I'm usually not a fan of short, one syllable names, but Bea is an exception. I don't know why I like it, but it's sweet, and I'd encourage parents to use this as a first name.
Kathy D.  12/17/2014
I hate this name pronounced BEE because of the association with the insect but pronounce BEE-AH I think it's quite cute but I don't think I'd use it.
dizzydoll  7/19/2011
When I look at this name, I want to pronounce it "Bay-uh".
willarose93  6/21/2009
I love this name, pronounced as it says. I usually don't like names so short but this is one that always stuck out in my mind. Ever like a name for absolutely no reason? That's what this is to me.
not_another_Jessica  11/13/2008
I think it's a bit too minimalist. It's better to name a girl Beatrice and call her Bea. I actually prefer the pronunciation ''BEE-ah''. Then it doesn't sound quite so plain.
slight night shiver  5/15/2008
I adore Bea as short for Beatrice, and pronounced BEE-ah.
Skittsie13  2/28/2008
In Norway Bea is pronounced as BE-a. A Norwegian film is named "Bare Bea" (Just Bea) - it's about a teenage girl named Bea, who is the last of her little clique to lose her virginity.
blessed-bee  1/10/2008
I love this name. It is much prettier than Beatrice or Beatrix, though I do like Bellatrix. It is so cute! I wouldn't name my daughter this though because it can't have any nicknames that are shorter and derived from the name itself.
livieluvbug  12/1/2007
Non-English speakers would say it "BAY-ah", which I think is much prettier.
gaelruadh19  1/20/2007
Aunt Bea was on the TV show 'Andy Griffith'.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2006
Can also be short for Beatrice.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2006
In Germany it is also used as a nickname for Tabea, Beate, with the pronunciation BE-ah.
rainbow_Maya  5/19/2006
Bea Arthur is an actress. She was on "Golden Girls" and "Maude."
breakofday  12/9/2005
Bea can also be the short form of Beáta.
Narinoc  10/15/2005

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