#48. Aaron (boys)

- Total babies with this name: 64,773

- Peak popularity: 2011 (Rank: #50; 7,613 babies born)

- Lowest popularity: 2018 (Rank: #60; 5,953 babies born

A name of Hebrew origin, Aaron, means "exalted or enlightened." There has been some debate about the name's roots, with some believing that it comes from Ancient Egypt. In the Old Testament, Aaron is the older brother and spokesperson for Moses, playing a critical role in the prophet's appeal to the Egyptians to free the Israelites from slavery. Today, the name remains pretty steadily popular, with a few contemporary famous namesakes, including actors Aaron Paul, from "Breaking Bad," and Aaron Eckhart.

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