Meaning and name origin
Aaron \a(a)-ron\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Eron.
Aaron is a very popular first name for males (#77 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1457 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Aaron for boys. Aaron reached its highest rank of #28 in the U.S. in 1994. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Aaron and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aaron (#50), Ari (#441), Aron (#745), Ronnie (#755), Ron, Ronny, Arron, Arran and Erin. (2014 statistics).
Aaron is also pronounced similarly 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.