Berenice

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Gender: F Meaning of Berenice: "she who brings victory" Origin of Berenice: Greek

A name with a surprising amount of history--it was the name of the wife of Ptolemy I of Egypt, occurs in the New Testament, and belonged to a fourth century saint. In the US, it has long been spelled and pronounced Bernice. Nicknames include Bernie, Berry, Binnie and Bunny.

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Famous People Named Berenice

Berenice IV, sister of Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh of Egypt
Berenice of Cilicia, 1st century Queen of Judaea
Berenice (born Bernice) Abbott, American photographer
Berenice Bejo, French actress
Berenice Lim Marlohe, French actress
Berenice Sydney, English painter
Maé-Bérénice Méité, French figure skater


Pop Culture References for the name Berenice

Berenice Sadie Brown, black cook with a blue glass eye, married four times, in 'The Member of the Wedding' (1946) by Carson McCullers
Berenice, whose brightly white teeth are drawn by Egaeus while she is in a trance, in Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'Berenice' (1840)
"Berenice," play by Jean Racine (1670)
"Berenice," opera by George Frideric Handel
Variation of Ancient Greek Berenike, from the name Pherenike
Usual English pronunciation: bare-uh-NY-see