Where did the baby name Behati come from in 2013?

Adam Levine — originally the singer for Maroon 5, but now perhaps better known as a judge on The Voice — got engaged to Namibian model Behati Prinsloo in mid-2013. They married in mid-2014.

Consequently, the baby name Behati debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 2013, and doubled in usage the next year.

  • 2015: unlisted
  • 2014: 10 baby girls named Behati
  • 2013: 5 baby girls named Behati [debut]
  • 2012: unlisted
  • 2011: unlisted

In this video, Behati Prinsloo pronounces her name “bee-AH-tee” and mentions that Americans tend to mispronounce it “buh-HOT-ee.”

A Behind the Names user says Behati is probably an Afrikaans variant of Beata or Beate, both of which come from the Latin word beatus, meaning “blessed.” According to Wikipedia, Behati’s father is a minister, so a name that means “blessed” certainly makes sense.

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