#45. Aaliyah (girls)

- Total babies with this name: 42,897

- Peak popularity: 2012 (Rank: #36; 5,505 babies born)

- Lowest popularity: 2018 (Rank: #65; 3,811 babies born

The name Aaliyah is the Arabic word meaning "exalted or held in high regard." The first spike in the name's popularity came in 2002, the year after 22-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah lost her life in a plane crash. The next big spike in the name's popularity came a decade later, in 2012, right after the 10th anniversary of the beloved artist's death.

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