Gender: Female Meaning of Bea: "she who brings happiness" Origin of Bea: Diminutive of Beatrice

Bea Origin and Meaning

The name Bea is a girl's name meaning "she who brings happiness".

Bea is a former old lady name that's cute again as a short form -- and is now beginning to stand on its own. Bee is a variation that, like Bea, can work as a diminutive for any name that starts with the letter B, or in the middle. Bea actually stood alone on the popularity lists for four years at the beginning of the twentieth century--and it could happen again.

Golden Girl Bea Arthur was born a Bernice.

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