Most popular Baton Rouge baby names of 2015

Most popular Baton Rouge baby names of 2015

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - While we wait to see which mother will give birth to Baton Rouge's first baby of 2016, here's a look at the most popular baby names over the past year.
 
The Baton Rouge General tracked the most common names among babies born at the hospital in 2015. Here are the top five for girls and boys, along with their meaning from behindthename.com.

Boys:

Aiden (all variations) – From the old Irish name Áed, which meant "fire".

Jordan – From the name of the river which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is Yarden, meaning "descend" or "flow down".

Jacob – From the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Hebrew name Ya'aqov. In the Old Testament, Jacob was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel". Other theories claim that it is derived from a hypothetical name meaning "may God protect".

Alexander – Latinized form of the Greek name Alexandros, which meant "defending men".

Christopher – From the late Greek name Christophoros, meaning "bearing Christ".

Girls:

Ava – A variation of Eve, which came from Hebrew words meaning "to breathe" and "to live."

Hailey (all variations) – From a last name originally derived from the name of an English town (meaning "hay clearing" from Old English heg "hay" and leah "clearing").

Abigail – From the Hebrew name Avigayil meaning "my father is joy".

Amelia – Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, a short form of names beginning with amal meaning "work".

Emma – Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with ermen meaning "whole" or "universal".

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