Jeannie Mai has finally revealed the name of her newborn. The television host welcomed her baby with her husband Jeezy Wayne Jenkins a week ago. They decided to name their child Monaco, but what is the meaning of the moniker?

While announcing the birth of her baby on Instagram, Jeannie shared a picture of the newborn’s blanket and captioned it: “I asked God for a life of love and happiness. He sent me my family. Baby Jenkins is here.”

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Meaning of the name Monaco explained

Monaco originates from the Greek word ‘monakhos’, which translates to ‘monk’ or ‘solitary’.

In ancient times, the name was given to someone associated with the monastery or appeared similar to a monk.

The name also has another meaning, which is close to Jeannie’s explanation.

The name Monaco is inspired by the European principality state of the same name on the French Riviera.

Jeannie’s co-host, Adrienne Bailon, also shared the baby’s name on Thursday’s episode of ‘The Real’. She said Jeannie and Jeezy decided to name their child after the place that “changed their lives forever”.

Apparently, the couple spoke about growing and raising a family together while standing on a bridge in France and the place ended up inspiring the newborn’s name.

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How Jeannie Mai and Jeezy came up with the moniker

Jeannie revealed the name of her baby in a clip posted on her Hello Hunnay! YouTube channel;.

She explained: “I thought Baby J’s name should be a J name, because obviously Jeannie and Jeezy makes sense, but that wasn’t the name that came to us.”

“What really came to us was how baby J came to fruition for us when we were dating,” she added further.

Jeannie drew inspiration from her own life and experiences while decorating the baby’s nursery. She said she focused on “family, moments, traveling, discussions, important key points in my life and Jeezy’s life that brought Monaco here.”

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Fans react to the beautiful name

Jeannie’s video on YouTube has been met with a large number of comments as fans can’t stop adoring her baby’s name.

One commented: “Imagine when Monaco gets older and has to explain to someone why his/her parents chose that name, that is going to be so beautiful. The greatest thing parents can do for their children is give their life meaning; you guys did that.”

Another said: “Awh this is so adorable! congrats”

“Monaco is such a beautiful name and the story behind it makes it even more special, congrats to both of you,” wrote another fan.

“Oh, I looove the name Monaco for either a girl or boy. I can’t wait to see the baby! The room is beautiful,” read another comment.

The couple is yet to reveal the gender of the baby.

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