Bernice - Meaning of Bernice
In addition, Bernice is a shortening (English) of the English, French, German, and Italian name Berenice.
Bernice is also a derivative (English) of the English, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish name Veronica.
Bernice has 26 derivatives. Derivatives of Bernice include Berenike, Berenisa, Berenise, Berenyce, Bernece, Berneece, Bernese, Bernessa, Bernica, Bernicia, Bernika, Bernise, Bernisha, Berniss, Bernita, Bernyce, Bernys, Beryss, Nixie, and Vernice (used in Latin too). Other English forms include the familiar forms Benni, Bernie, and Bunny, and the spelling variants Berneice and Berniece.
Both the origin and meaning of the name Bernice is inherited by all variant forms.
Bernice is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1919, 0.494% of baby girls were named Bernice. It was #42 in rank then. The baby name has seen a steep loss in popularity since then, and is currently used on an infrequent scale. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Bernice, Veronica was the most popular. The name Bernice has been primarily given to baby girls, though it has also been used as a boy name in the last century. In 1942, 38 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Bernice.
† Pronunciation for Bernice: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Bernice:
Author Bernice Rubens, born 26 July 1928 - 13 October 2004, Cardiff, Wales.
Photographer Berenice Abbott, born Bernice Abbott July 17, 1898 - December 9, 1991, Springfield, Ohio.