Berenice Origin and Meaning
The name Berenice is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "she who brings victory".
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 IIII, queens of Egypt
- Berenice IVsister of Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh of Egypt
- Berenice of Cilicia1st century Queen of Judaea
- Berenice (born Bernice) AbbottAmerican photographer
- Berenice BejoFrench actress
- Berenice Lim MarloheFrench actress
- Berenice SydneyEnglish painter
- MaéBérénice Méité, French figure skater
Berenice in Pop Culture
- Berenice Sadie Brownblack cook with a blue glass eye, married four times, in 'The Member of the Wedding' (1946) by Carson McCullers
- Berenicewhose 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 Berenikefrom the name Pherenike
- Usual English pronunciation: bareuh,NY,see
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