What does Aaron mean?
Aaron \a(a)-ron\ 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▼.
For more on this name, 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 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.