Gender: Female Meaning of Bee: "she who brings happiness" Origin of Bee: Animal name or diminutive of Beatrice

Bee Origin and Meaning

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

We've seen Beatrice and Beatrix climb in popularity, along with traditional nickname Bea. And now there's Bee, giving it a buzzy nature world spin, plus a tie to popular late night TV''s Samantha Bee, not to mention Aunt Bee on the old The Andy Griffith Show TV show. Bee can theoretically be short for any girl names starting with B.

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Bryony_x Says:


Bee has been my nickname for Bryony since birth.I hate it. I’ve tried to shake it, asked friends & family to call me Bryony like they did for my sister (Tillie to Matilda) no such luck, when I moved to academy I hoped I could tell ppl my name was Bryony however primary school friends brought it with them. I honestly don’t understand why you would nickname a child after an animal? I love Bryony so just call me Bri or at least Bea but noooo😫

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rosieflower Says:


We are thinking of using this as a middle name for our little girl. We are thinking Ashton Bee. (Ashie for short). I think it's so pretty!

NykkiJo Says:


Bea sounds very old, and Bee sounds difficult to mature with or put on a resume. As a middle, it might go well enough with other cutesy single-syllable Southern names. Amanda Jo, Savannah May, Emma Lou, Harper Jean, Riley Bee...

sophiejade Says:


Such a sweet meaning!

Dipper Says:


Leagues better than Bea, which is still firmly in the realm of elderly ladies in my mind. It's very cute and unique as a nickname!

Hylian Wizard Says:


Could make a pretty middle name or cute nickname for some of the names I like: Belinda, Bianca and Beatrice to name a few!

RoddyThlayli Says:


Cute nickname!

Catastroffy Says:


I disagree with the description; I personally dislike nicknames as middles, and while I agree that this oughtn't go on the birth certicificate, I think it's much better as a nickname for a first than as a middle. I prefer the Bea spelling, though.

cheyenne_melody123 Says:


Buzzzzzzz. I prefer the Bea spelling, personally speaking.