Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /be.a.ˈtri.t͡ʃe/(Italian) /ˈbiː.ə.tɹᵻs/(English) /ˈbiːt.ɹᵻs/(English) BEH-ah-trees(Swedish) beh-ah-TREES(Swedish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Italian form of Beatrix. Beatrice Portinari (1266-1290) was the woman who was loved by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. She serves as Dante's guide through paradise in his epic poem the Divine Comedy (1321). This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing (1599), in which Beatrice and Benedick are fooled into confessing their love for one another.

Related Names

DiminutivesBice(Italian) Bea, Bee(English)
Other Languages & CulturesBeatriu(Catalan) Beatrix, Bea(Dutch) Béatrice(French) Beatrix(German) Beatrix, Bea(Hungarian) Beatrix, Viatrix(Late Roman) Beatrise(Latvian) Beatrycze(Polish) Beatriz, Bia(Portuguese) Beitris(Scottish Gaelic) Beatriz(Spanish) Betrys(Welsh)
Same SpellingBéatrice
User SubmissionBeatričė


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Lithuania: January 17 (as Beatričė)
Lithuania: July 29 (as Beatričė)
Lithuania: August 29 (as Beatričė)
Poland: July 29
Sweden: December 2


Beatrice and Virgil, in a Gustave Doré illustration (1857) from the Divine ComedyBeatrice and Virgil, in a Gustave Doré illustration (1857) from the Divine Comedy


Entry updated June 9, 2023