Gender: Female Meaning of Berenice: "she who brings victory" Origin of Berenice: Greek

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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JustineAndNames Says:


I just found this out tonight when my SO suggested Veronica and I searched it on nameberry! Wish I'd seen your comment when you'd posted it, but it's definitely put Veronica on my naming radar

EvaThyssen Says:


You could use Veronica, it's a variant of Berenice.

JustineAndNames Says:


This was my Grandmother's name (she went by Berry), and I'd love to honour her, but I'm not the biggest fan. We pronounce it Be-ruh-neece. I love the meaning though.

Catastroffy Says:


I love Berry for short!

vintageluvs Says:


Love this name. It has a certain vintage charm to it, which I like. It isn't a weird name, only underused in the past century. I'm also a fan of Eunice, but only as a guilty pleasure, because she lacks a lot of what Berenice has going for her – namely her nickname options. Berenice (or Bernice, but I prefer this lengthier spelling) can be Binny, Bunny, Bonnie, Bear, Berry (or perhaps Beryl), Benny, Bernie... My favorite has to be Binny. If I were to have a daughter this minute, this would be her name.

AnonymousPerson Says:


Berry for short.