Beatrice is a name derived from the French name Béatrice, which came from the Latin Beatrix, which means "she who makes happy". Besides being the name of a former Dutch Queen, some Dutch will also recognize the name as Beatrijs (an original Dutch poem, of ca. 1374, about the legend of a nun named Beatrijs. It is often part of the Dutch (literature) classes at school)
Royals/nobles named Beatrix, Béatrice, Beatrice or related:
-Béatrice, Countess of Albon and Dauphine of Viennois (1161–1228)
-Beatrice of Bavaria (1344–1359), Queen consort of Eric XII of Sweden
-Beatrice of Bourbon, Queen of Bohemia, (1320–1383), Queen consort of Bohemia by marriage to John of Bohemia.
-Beatrice, Countess of Alburquerque (1347–1381), daughter of Peter I of Portugal and Inês de Castro, married to Sancho, Count of Alburquerque
-Beatrice, Countess of Arundel (c. 1386–1439), natural daughter of John I of Portugal and Inês Pires.
-Beatrice of Castile (1242–1303), second Queen consort of Afonso III of Portugal
-Beatrice of Castile (1293–1359), Queen consort of Afonso IV of Portugal
-Beatrice d'Este, Queen of Hungary (1215 – before 1245), Queen consort of Hungary as the third wife of King Andrew II of Hungary
-Beatrice of Luxembourg (1305–1319), Queen consort of Charles I of Hungary
-Beatrice of Naples (1457–1508), also known as Beatrice of Aragon, twice Queen consort of Hungary and of Bohemia, having married both Matthias Corvinus and Vladislaus II
-Beatrice of Portugal (1373–c. 1420), daughter of Ferdinand I of Portugal, married to John I of Castile and is considered by some historians to be the 10th Portuguese monarch
-Infanta Beatrice, Duchess of Viseu (1430-1506), mother of King Manuel I of Portugal
-Beatrice of Provence (c. 1229 – 1267), ruling Countess of Provence and Forcalquier from 1245 until her death, and Countess of Anjou and Maine, Queen consort of Sicily and Naples by marriage to Charles I of Naples
-Beatrice of Rethel (c. 1132 – 1185), third Queen consort of the King Roger II of Sicily
-Beatrice of Swabia (1198–1212), Holy Roman Empress and German Queen as the first wife of Otto IV
-Elisabeth of Swabia (1205–1235), renamed Beatrice, Queen consort of Castile and Leon by marriage to Ferdinand III of Castile
-Infanta Beatrice of Portugal (1504–1538) (1504–1538), daughter of Manuel I of Portugal and Maria of Aragon, and married to Charles III, Duke of Savoy
-Infanta Beatriz of Portugal (1530–1530), daughter of John III of Portugal
-Beatrice of Savoy (before 4 March 1223 – 10 May before 1259) was a daughter of Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy and his first wife Marguerite of Burgundy
-Beatrice of Savoy (c. 1198 – c. 1267) was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Margaret of Geneva.
-Beatrice of Savoy(1250-1292) was the daughter of Amadeus IV the Count of Savoy and his second wife, Cecile of Baux.
-Beatrice of Savoy (c.1237-21 April 1310) ruled as Lady of Faucigny, having succeeded her mother, Agnes of Faucigny. She was the only legitimate child of Peter II, Count of Savoy, but did not inherit the county, which passed instead to her uncle.
-Beatrice of England (1242–1275), daughter of Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence, married John II of Brittany
-Beatrice Bhadrayuvadi (1876–1913), daughter of King Chulalongkorn of Siam (later named Thailand)
-Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857–1944), youngest daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
-Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884–1966), youngest daughter of Duke Alfred of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (aka prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh,, second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert) and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (the only surviving daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia and Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine.
-Princess Beatrice of York (Beatrice Elizabeth Mary; born 8 August 1988) She is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York (née Sarah Ferguson). She is ninth in line of succession to the British throne, followed by her sister, Princess Eugenie. Currently she is engaged to Edoardo Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi (born 1983), a British property developer. He is the founder and chief executive of Banda, a property development and interior design company. Mapelli Mozzi is the son of Count Alessandro "Alex" Mapelli-Mozzi, former British Olympian and member of an Italian noble family whose ancestral seat is the Villa Mapelli Mozzi in the Bergamo region of Italy.His mother is Nicola "Nikki" Williams-Ellis (born Nicola Diana Burrows).
-Beatrix of the Netherlands (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, born 31 January 1938) is a princess of the Dutch royal house who reigned as Queen of the Netherlands from 30 April 1980 until her abdication on 30 April 2013. Beatrix is the eldest daughter of Queen Juliana and her husband, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Upon her mother's accession in 1948, she became heir presumptive. In 1966, Beatrix married Claus von Amsberg, a German diplomat, with whom she had three children (sons Willem-Alexander, Johan Friso and Constantijn). When her mother abdicated on 30 April 1980, Beatrix succeeded her as queen. On Koninginnedag (Queen's Day), 30 April 2013, Beatrix abdicated in favour of her eldest son, Willem-Alexander.At the time of her abdication at age 75, Beatrix was the oldest reigning monarch in the country's history