Bea is an English short form of the English, French, German, and Italian Beatrice.
Bea is also an English, German, and Spanish short form of Beatrix.
A form of Bea is the name Beah.
Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of the name Bea.
Another form of Bea is the English variant spelling Bee.
Bea is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1908, 0.006% of baby girls were given the name Bea. It was #833 in rank then. The baby name has seen a drop in frequency since then, and is used only on a very light scale now. Within the family of girl names directly linked to Bea, Beatrice was the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Bea: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Bea is Actress, Beatrice 'Bea' Arthur, born May 13, 1922 - April 25, 2009, New York City, New York.