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Origin of the name BERENICE.
Etymology of the name BERENICE.
Meaning of the baby name BERENICE.


BERENICE (Βερενίκη).  From the Macedonian pronunciation of Greek Pherenike (q.v.), meaning "bringing victory."  Also spelled Berenike.

... Oddly enough, the peasants of Normandy are fond of calling their daughters Berenice... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).

Berenice, a daughter of Ptolemy Soter II.  She was generally called Cleopatra.  She succeeded her father, and reigned for six months, at the end of which she was assassinated by her cousin Alexander II., B.C. 80.  Berenice, a daughter of Ptolemy Auletes.  She deposed her father, and reigned in Egypt conjointly with her sister Tryphena for a year, and then by herself for two years longer.  She was slain by the Roman general Gabinius, and Ptolemy Auletes was restored to the throne, B.C. 55.  Berenice, the daughter of Antigonus, king of Asia Minor, the second queen of Ptolemy Soter I., and the mother of Ptolemy Philadelphus, B.C. 311.  Berenice, wife of Euergetes I.  Berenice, wife of Ptolemy Philomater III.  Berenice Euergetes, the daughter of Ptolemy Philadelphus.  She was adored as an Egyptian goddess in the city of Memphis under Ptolemy V. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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