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Meaning and Name Origin

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 information, see also the related boy name Eron.

Aaron has 2 feminine forms: Arin and Arnina.


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 (#1457 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aaron name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Aaron and affiliated names. 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 and have become much less popular since, 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, with Aaron undergoing a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aaron, Ari, Aron, Arron, Erin, 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 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.