Italian, diminutive of Beatrice
"she who brings happiness"

Bice Origin and Meaning

The name Bice is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "she who brings happiness".

Though Beatrice has the lovely Italian pronunciation bay-uh-TREE-chay, Bice has the problematic BEE-chay -- a bit too close to a word that would cause playground probs in the US. Italian cross-country skier Bice Vanzetta won two bronze medals at the Winter Olympics of 1992 and 2994.

Famous People Named Bice

  • Beatrice "Bice" di Folco PortinariItalian woman who inspired Dante's "Divine Comedy"
  • Bice Valerian (born Edvige Maria Valcarenghi)Italian actress; mother of director Sergio Leone