What does Beatrice mean?

Definitions for Beatrice
ˈbi ə trɪs, ˈbi trɪsbeat·rice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Beatricenoun

    the woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy


  1. Beatricenoun

    A female given name.

  2. Etymology: Beatrix, name of early Christian saints, from beatrix "she who makes happy".


  1. beatrice

    Beatrice is primarily known as a female given name with historical origins from Latin and Italian, meaning "bringer of joy" or "she who makes happy". It can refer to several famous personalities, literary characters, or places. For instance, Beatrice is a character in Dante's Divine Comedy, a city in Nebraska, USA, and the name of several notable individuals throughout history.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Beatrice

    a beautiful Florentine maiden, Portinari, her family name, for whom Dante conceived an undying affection, and whose image abode with him to the end of his days. She is his guide through Paradise.

Who Was Who?

  1. Beatrice

    A Florentine girl who gained fame by refusing the suit of a love-sick poet. Later she conducted him through heaven, and made arrangements for his travels in the other place. B. died a famous old maid. Ambition: A lover with money. Epitaph: She Might Have Been Mrs. Dante Had She Wanted To.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Beatrice is ranked #23750 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Beatrice surname appeared 1,065 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Beatrice.

    86.8% or 925 total occurrences were White.
    6.8% or 73 total occurrences were Black.
    4.6% or 49 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beatrice in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beatrice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Beatrice in a Sentence

  1. Buckingham Palace:

    Princess Beatrice Royal Highness and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi became engaged while away for the weekend in Italy earlier this month.

  2. Betty White:

    Gustav Lungfishgot sick from something mysterious and he nearly died. Well he did die in fact, then at the cemetery, Beatrice Lungfish, his wife, kept screaming, ‘He’s alive, he's alive, I can hear him from the grave.'.

  3. Beatrice Gatu:

    I woke up at five in the morning just to get Beatrice Gatu prepared to come to this place.

  4. Prince Andrew and his ex-wife:

    Prince Andrew and Sarah are thrilled that Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have got engaged, having watched their relationship develop with pride.

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    • A. frantic
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