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

The name Bee is a girl's name meaning "she who brings happiness". Bee and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Bee

Behati "Bee" Prinsloo, Namibian supermodel
Bee Vang, American actor
Bee Yang, Hmong-American singer and father of writer Kao Kalia Yang
Katherine "Bee" Shaffer (b. 1987), daughter of Vogue editor Anna Wintour
Bianca "Bee", of HeyImBee Youtube gaming channel
Bee Williamson, daughter of musician Harry Williamson
Samantha Bee, Canadian-American comedienne and TV personality

Pop Culture References for the name Bee

Beatrice "Aunt Bee" Taylor, character on "The Andy Griffith Show"
Arabella Beatrice "Bee" Hemming, main character in "Sister" by Rosamund Lupton
Bee Branch, from "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" a novel by Maria Semple
"Bee and Puppycat," animated web series
Bee, main character in 'Beholding Bee" by Kimberly Fusco
Bee, character in "The Babysitter"
Mary Bee Cuddy, main character in film "The Homesman"
Burt's Bees, American natural personal care company


beachbear Says:



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.