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What does Baron mean?

Baron [bar-on] as a boys' 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".

Associated with: old english, warrior, england, house.


Baron has 4 variants: Baronicio, Barr, Barren and Barron.

Affiliated boy name: Barnett.

Baron has 3 more related forms via Earl: Earle, Early and Errol.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Bayon, Buron, ..

(female) Baren, Baronna, ..

How popular is Baron?

Baron is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2152 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Baron for boys. Baron was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #784 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1238 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baron name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Baron and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Baron (#1238 in 2014) are Duke (#666 in 2014), Earl (#1540), Barron (#1982), Errol, Early, Earle and Barnett. Adoption of these relations of Baron was at its apex a century ago (adoption of 0.8%) and has become much lower since, with forms like Earl falling out of fashion. Duke is the most chic birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baron, Barnett, Barron, Duke, Earl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Earle, Early, Errol in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Baron and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Baron is alike in pronunciation to Berwin, Berwyn, Beyren, Beyron, Biren, Byran, Byren and Byron. Other suggested similar 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 frequently used than Baron.