origin: French


Origin: Arabic

Meaning: High, Sublime

This name shot to popularity (its first appearance on the charts was at number 202) in the mid ’90s, right around the time R&B singer Aaliyah hit the scene. Though this is certainly the most complicated way to spell the name, it’s also the most popular -- thanks, of course, to the singer. Interestingly, the name only gained in popularity after she died tragically in a plane crash in ’01 and is now ranked as higher than ever.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 77

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  • Aaliyah Haughton - musician

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