What does Aaron mean?
Aaron /aa-ron/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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 name: Eron.more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Aaron for boys. Aaron reached its top rank of #28 in the U.S. in 1994, and is currently at #50. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Aaron (#50 a year ago) are Ari (#441 a year ago), Aron (#745), Arran, Arron, Erin, Ron, Ronnie (#755) and Ronny. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4667%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2232%, down 52.2%), with forms such as Aron, Arron, Erin, Ronnie and Ronny becoming somewhat dated. Aaron (#50) and Ari (#441) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list, and there is also a resurgence in baby name usage for Aaron. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Aaron and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Aaron▲ is alike in pronunciation to Arion, Arren, Arrin, Aryon, Erron and Oron. Other suggested similar baby names are Adron, Arn, Baron, Caron, Daron▼, Faron, Garon, Haron, Jaron▼, Laron and Taron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aaron.