"she who brings victory"

Bernice Origin and Meaning

The name Bernice is girl's name of Greek origin meaning "she who brings victory".
Rarely heard today-- it fell off the list around 1980--Bernice is a biblical name of Greek origin. In the Bible, she is a sister of King Agrippa. Bernice was a Top 100 name in the US for more than three decades--from 1900 to 1936--hitting a high of Number 39 in 1921.

The original spelling of the name was Berenice, the name of the wife of Ptolemy I of Egypt, and it's also the name of a fourth century saint. Berenice Abbott was an important twentieth century photographer, and Bernice was the birth name of Bea Arthur. One of F. Scott Fitzgerald's best remembered short stories is "Bernice Bobs her Hair."

, Bernice has a plethora of nicknames--you can take your pick of Berry, Benny, Bernie, Binnie and Bunny.

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Famous People Named Bernice

  • Bernice Ackermanfirst woman weathercaster in the US
  • Bernice Bing (19361998), Chinese,American abstract expressionist artist who was also an activist in the San Francisco lesbian and gay community of her era
  • Bernice Pauahi BishopHawaiian princess
  • Bernice Burgosvideo vixen
  • Bernice ClaireAmerican actress
  • Bernice FisherAmerican civil rights activist
  • Bernice "Fitz" FitzGibbon, American ad writer
  • Bernice Frankelbirth name of actress Bea Arthur
  • Bernice Thurman HunterCanadian children's author
  • Bernice Jan LiuCanadian,Hong Kong actress; Miss Chinese International 2001
  • Bernice Albertine Kingdaughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Bernice MorganCanadian novelist
  • Bernice L. NeugartenAmerican psychologist
  • Bernice RubensWelsh novelist
  • Bernice ZamoraAmerican Chicana poet
  • Agnes Bernice Martinabstract painter

Bernice in Pop Culture

  • Bernice Surprise "Benny" SummerfieldDoctor Who book character
  • Bernice Kimmelmancharacter in movie "Domestic Import"
  • Bernice HalperLuann's BFF in comic strip "Luann" by Greg Evans
  • Bernicea successful writer of cheap tales, the wife of newspaperman John Stockton in "Dark Laughter" (1925) by Sherwood Anderson
  • Bernice Pruittcharacter in the 1998 film 'Hope Floats'
  • "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" (1920)short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Bernice "Bernie" Claskycharacter in the film, "Spanglish"