I learned about this name from a joke in a TV show. I think it's quite pretty.

"Look, Bernice! That cat just flung a wig at us."
Feiticeiro  8/8/2019
I rate Bernice 3/10. It seems a typo as I've always seen Berenice and Bérénice. Also the pronunciation is different: in Bernice there is the syllable 'ber' while in the English pronunciation of Berenice I "read" the second e.
Felie  2/21/2019
In 2018, 83 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Bernice who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 532nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2018
One word. Ugly.
Curious me  8/25/2018
Bernice Forman is the mother of Red Forman on That '70s Show.
That70sShowGeek  6/6/2018
Oh no, this name is not nice at all. If it were my name, I’d change it.
ItsDeleceNotDallas  12/23/2017
Professor Bernice Summerfield, an archaeologist, is a character from the novels about Doctor Who and his adventures. Bernice goes by the nickname "Benny".
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
One of my favorite types of names are old-fashioned names. Names like Florence, Audrey, Veronica, Mary, Martha, Margaret, Iris, Mae, etc. Bernice is VERY pretty. I don't think I'd ever give my daughter this name nowadays, but maybe 70-80 years ago, I definitely would.
DundiculutNicholas  1/4/2017
In "The Year of the Flood" by Margaret Atwood there was a secondary character called Bernice, a teenage girl born into the religious sect of Gardeners. Not a likable character; good Biblical reference though.
Reenie_12  8/29/2016
I really love this site, but the meaning of the name would be appreciated. I think it means victorious. My mother's name is Bernice, she never liked her name. It is a sweet name, of a lovely and kind lady.
Bherna  6/28/2016
The name Bernice was given to 56 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
When I was younger, Bernice was my least favorite name. I still don't like the name Bernice much because I just can't picture a little girl or a teenager with this name. I just don't think it is very pretty.
1836732  6/13/2016
Berenice was a popular name in Macedonia at the time of Alexander the Great.
liverpolitan  3/16/2015
The name Bernice was given to 47 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
I have an aunt whose middle name is Bernice, pronounced Bur-niece. She was often called Neece, pronounced Knee-see. She wasn't overly fond of the nickname, but everyone called her that. My view is most people don't like their nicknames when they are young but begin to enjoy them when they get older. My aunt grew up in the fifties and though we are from southern origins she is neither stupid nor do I think the name ugly. It is old fashioned, but I tend to stick to old fashioned anyway. Anything is better than some of the ridiculous names they have nowadays.
Vani Joy  7/1/2013
This was also used as a boy's name in the C19th, although very rarely. I have a distant cousin who was a bricklayer. He died in WW1, a sergeant in the Machine Gun Corps -- actually his Army Records call him Bernard.
christelhelen  4/13/2013
Secretly in love with this name. EECE could be a nickname. Or Bernie. Or B. Or Bee or Bea.
SEC908  11/3/2012
I love this name! It has a certain sturdy, antiqued sophistication but is also rather light and airy, in my opinion - sort of like a tea-dyed lace doily :) It would be incredibly refreshing to meet a young Bernice these days.
Madyson  10/15/2011
Bernice King is a Baptist minister and the youngest child of Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta.
bananarama  6/12/2011
My grandmother was named Bernice, but it was pronounced "bur-niss".
ningyorose  3/26/2011
The Greek for Bernice is as follows:
Deborah Reyes  10/16/2010
Makes me think of the short story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. You would think having such a 'flapper' story written about a girl with the name would make me think of the 20s, but it doesn't. I prefer the spelling Berenice, but the pronunciation isn't the greatest.
sunshinechild67  10/4/2010
It's old fashioned, but more feminine than many names currently given to girls. It's cute, and I wouldn't hesitate to bestow it on a modern girl [She'd be the only one in school with a pronouncable name].
― Anonymous User  11/8/2008
It's hideous. It makes me think of rather dimwitted old women. This name can sound very annoying in certain people's pronunciation, especially with a Southern drawl, but gheto speech will do for the annoyance as well. Old-fashioned and ugly.
slight night shiver  5/16/2008
This could be the name of a ditzy country girl in some story that takes place in the 1950s. The name sounds quite ugly.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
Bernice is the given name of actress Beatrice {Bea} Arthur, who starred in "Maude" and "The Golden Girls."
donnybrook  8/4/2007
I have a friend called Bernice. I can't really say her name without going: 'Berrrr-neeeece' in a sort of country accent. Sorry, but it sounds very simple and farmer's-wife-ey.
Surreal  6/29/2007
This is a terrible name.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2006
A pretty name, especially for a little girl or teenager. Basically, this name is good for all ages.
MusicRat  8/6/2006
There is no Bernice in Acts 12:20; however, there is a Bernice in Acts 25:13. She is named as the wife of King Agrippa. [noted -ed]
breakofday  12/30/2005

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