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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. beh-a-TREE-cheh(Italian)
BEE-ə-tris(English)
BEET-ris(English)
BEH-ah-trees(Swedish)
beh-ah-TREES(Swedish)
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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(Dutch) Béatrice(French) Beatrix(German) Beatrix(Hungarian) Beatrix, Viatrix(Late Roman) Beatrise(Latvian) Beatrycze(Polish) Beatriz, Bia(Portuguese) Beitris(Scottish) Beatriz(Spanish) Betrys(Welsh)
Same SpellingBéatrice
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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

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classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

France: February 13 (as Béatrice)
Lithuania: January 17
Lithuania: July 29
Lithuania: August 29
Poland: July 29
Sweden: December 2

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