Name: Berenice

Origin and Meaning of the Name Berenice

  • Meaning:
    Victory bringer
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  • Pronunciation:
    (ber eh NEES)
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    English and French speaking countries
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    Berenice is the name of several Ptolemaic and Seleucid queens in Cyrenaica and Egypt and of two Judean princesses.

    "Bérénice" is a tragedy by the French 17th-century dramatist Jean Racine.
    The subject was taken from the Roman historian Suetonius, who recounts the story of the Roman emperor Titus and Berenice of Cilicia, the sister of Agrippa II. Because Rome opposed their marriage, Titus had to renounce Berenice despite their love for each other. Racine raises the affair to a level of absolute and tragic love.

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