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What does Aaron mean?

Aaron Pronunciation of Aaron [aaron] as a boys' name is pronounced AIR-an, AHR-an. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Aaron is "mountain of strength". From the Hebrew "har-on", or possibly of Egyptian origin. Biblical: Moses' brother Aaron was the first high priest of Israel. American Vice President Aaron Burr; baseball celebrity Hank Aaron; composer Aaron Copland; actor Aaron Eckhart.

Associated with: mountain, strength, biblical, high (great), priest (monk).


Aaron has 37 variants: Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaro, Aaronas, Aaronn, Aarron, Aaryn, Aeron, Aeryn, Aharon, Ahran, Ahren, Ahron, Airen, Airyn, Aran, Arand, Arek, Aren, Arend, Ari, Arin, Arnie, Aron, Aronne, Arran, Arron, Arun, Auron, Ayren, Ayron, Erin, Haroun, Ron, Ronnie and Ronny.

Related boy names: Eron and Harun.

2 feminine forms: Arin and Arnina.

Creative forms:
(male) Abron, Alron, ..

(female) Aaroni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aaron Devan (A.D.), ..

How popular is Aaron?

Aaron is a very popular first name for males (#77 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2236 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Aaron reached its top rank of #28 in the U.S. in 1994, and is currently at #52. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aaron name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aaron outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Aaron (#52 via latest list) are Aarron, Aharon (#1792 via latest list), Aren, Ari (#402), Arin, Arnie, Aron (#739), Arran, Arron, Arun, Erin, Eron, Ron, Ronnie (#771) and Ronny. These forms of Aaron were at the top of their popularity in the 1980s (adoption of 0.87%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.45%, down 48%), with forms such as Ronny becoming less trendy. Ari and Aron are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aaron, Aarron, Aharon, Aren, Ari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arin, Arnie, Aron, Arron, Arun in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erin, Eron, Ron, Ronnie, Ronny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aaron, Aron, Arran, Ronnie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aaron is alike in pronunciation to Arian, Arien, Arion, Arren, Arrin, Arwin, Arwyn, Aryon, Eran, Erron, Eurion, Oran, Oren, Orin, Orion, Oron, Orran, Orren, Orrin, Oryon, Warren and Warrin. Other suggested similar names are Aalok, Adron, Aeson, Ammon, Amon, Anton, Ardon, Arn, Aston, Avon, Aymon, Bardon, Baron, Cadon, Camron, Cardon, Caron, Cason, Darion, Daron, Darwon (see Darwin), Doron, Efron, Evron, Faron, Garmon, Garon, Garron, Hakon, Harmon, Haron, Jamon, Jaron, Jaxon, Kamron, Kanon, Kyron, Ladon, Lajon, Laron, Lavon, Liron, Loron, Mabon, Mardon, Marlon, Mason, Navon, Parton, Paton, Taron, Tavon and Tyron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aaron.

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