a feminine name: dim. Bea; var. Beatrix
Origin of BeatriceItalian ; from Classical Latin beatrix, she who makes happy ; from beatus, happy, blessed: see beatitude
Florentine woman (Beatrice Portinari, 1266-90) loved by Dante and immortalized in his Divine Comedy
- A female given name.
- Used in the Middle Ages and once again popular around 1900.