Behati Prinsloo

Meaning: “Blessed; she who brings happiness”
Gender: Female
Pronunciation: bay-AHT-ee
Origin: Afrikaans
Other forms of the name: Beatrice, Beate

I found this name on the beautiful model Behati Prinsloo. She is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret and as of 2009 is an Victoria’s Secret Angel. Behtai was born in Cape Town, South Africa but moved to Namibia when she was only two. She discovered at a supermarket in Cape Town by a photographer who asked her if she was a model. Behati has appeared on the covers of Italy’s Muse, Russian Vogue, Telegraph Magazine, and Velvet magazine. Behati’s closet relation seems to be to the Germanic Beate which is pronounced be-AH-teh or the Latin Beata pronounced be-AH-tah. Beatus (Or Beata for a woman) is a term used by the Catholic Church for a person who has been beatified, which is the third step in the canonization process. A person who is beatified is given the title “Blessed”.

Advertisements