Meaning and name origin
Baron \b(a)-ron\ as a boy's name is pronounced BARE-an. It is of Old German and Old English origin, and the meaning of Baron is "young warrior". A title of nobility, along the lines of Earl and Duke, used as a given name. In England, a baron was the lowest rank of hereditary peerage that entitles the holder to serve in the House of Lords. It is rare to find such nobility names in countries where there is an official aristocracy. Also the Hebrew phrase "Bar Aaron", meaning "son of Aaron".
For more information, see also the related boy name Barnett.
Baron is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2239 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Baron for boys. Baron reached its highest rank of #897 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Baron and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Duke (#666), Barron, Earl and Baron. (2014 statistics).
Baron is also pronounced similarly to Beyron, Biren, Byran, Byren and Byron. Other suggested similar baby names are Aaron, Baram, Bardon, Barna, Barni, Barny, Barton, Bern, Biron, Born, Bran, Bren, Brion, Bron, Brown, Bryn, Bryon, Buiron, Burn, Byrn, Byrom, Caron, Daron, Faron, Garon, Haron, Jaron, Laron and Taron. These names tend to be more commonly used than Baron.