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After saying they’d “keep going until they had a boy,” country music star Zac Brown and wife Shelly have something to celebrate. They welcomed their fifth child, son Alexander Frost on May 5th.  Alexander joins four sisters: Joni Mason, 3, Georgia Sloan, 4½, Lucy, 5½, and Justice, 7.

WHAT IT MEANS:  Defending men

WHERE IT ORIGINATED: It’s the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros from the elements alexo (to defend or protect) and aner (man). The name has been traced back as far as the 3rd century B.C. Its first appearance was as another name for Greek mythological hero Paris.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES:  Alexander is very versatile! Al, Alex, Lex, Xander, Andy and Sasha are common nicknames.

KNOW THIS: The most famous bearer of the name was Alexander the Great. Tales of his conquests spread the use of his name across Europe.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION:  Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber’s son is named Alexander, though they refer to him Sasha.

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