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Subject: Re: Ginta, Bregje and Behati
Author: Rene   (Authenticated as Rene)
Date: May 21, 2012 at 12:04:10 PM
Reply to: Ginta, Bregje and Behati by overtheclouds
The "Nederlandse Voornamen Databank", to be found here:

gives Bregje as as form of Brecht, and that in turn as a short form of various names containing the name element "brecht" which is also in the database here, cognate of the English word "bright".

For Behati I could not find reliable info, only some hints that it may derive from (or be a variant of) the Swahili word bahati, probably meaning "luck":

Anyway, if you search for the given model, you quickly see that her name is written in both forms, Behati and Bahati. Maybe that wants to tell us something, or maybe not - maybe people just are not sure about the spelling...

This message was edited by the author on May 21, 2012 at 12:13:54 PM

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