Beatrix - Meaning of Beatrix
[ 3 syll. bea-trix, be-atr-ix ] The baby girl name Beatrix is pronounced as BEYaaTRihKS (Dutch) or BIYahTRihKS (English) †. Beatrix is a Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish name of Latin origin. The meaning of the name is traveler, pilgrim, bringer of joy. It is derived from the words 'viator' meaning traveller, pilgrim ; 'beatus' blessed ; 'beare' to make happy. The original form of the name appears to have been Viatrix (Latin), a feminine form of 'Viator' of the element 'viator' (meaning traveller, pilgrim). The name was later associated with the Latin element 'beatus', and it became Beatrix as 'Via-' and 'Bea-' had similar pronunciations in Late Latin. The name was borne by a 4th-century saint who was martyred in Rome; thus it was common among early Christians. Its use was recorded in the Domesday Book (1086). In literature, the name has been borne by a character in the William Makepeace Thackeray novel The History of Henry Esmond (1852), and it is also famous from Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), the author of children's books.
Beatrix is a variant of the name Beatrice (English, French, German, and Italian).
Beatrix is a widely used name; it has 33 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants of Beatrix used in English include Beatrica, Beatrice (used in French, German, and Italian too), Beatris, Beatriss, Beatrissa, Beatriz (used in Portuguese and Spanish too), Beton, Bice, and Trixy. Other English variants include the contractions Bea (used in German, and Spanish too), Beat, Bee, and Trix, and the familiar forms Beah, Beatie, Bebe (used in Spanish too), Trixi (used in German too), and Trixie (used in Latin too).
Foreign variants include Beate (Spanish), Beatisa (Spanish), Beatriks (Russian), Beatrisa (Russian and Spanish), Beatrise (Latvian), Beatriu (Catalan), Beatrycze (Polish), Beitiris (Gaelic), Beitris (Spanish), Béatrice (French), Blaza (Czech), Blazena (Czech), Ticha (Spanish), and Trisa (Spanish). Another foreign variant is the familiar form Beata (German, Latin, Polish, and Spanish).
Beatrix is unusual as a baby girl name. It is listed outside of the top 1000. Out of the family of girl names directly linked to Beatrix, Beatrice was the most popular in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Beatrix include Beatriks, Beatrice, Beatris, Beatrise, Beatriss, Beatrisse, Beatriz, Beatrize, Beatrycze, Bedriska, Beitiris, Beatrica, Beatricia, Beatrisa, Beatrissa, Beitris, Betrice, Betrys, Bettrice, and Bettrys.
† Pronunciation for Beatrix: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
Details of famous persons named Beatrix:
Author Beatrix Potter, born Helen Beatrix Potter 28 July 1866 - 22 December 1943, London, England.
Royalty Queen Beatrix of the Nethelands, born 31 January 1938, Baarn, Netherlands.