What does Baron mean?
Baron /bar-on/ [2 sylls.] 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".
Affiliated boy name: Barnett.more]
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)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Baron for boys. Baron was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #897 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Baron and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Baron are Duke (#666 in 2014), Errol, Irl, Early, Rollo, Earle, Barron, Earl and Earlie. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.2532%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0334%, ▼86.8%), with the forms Earl, Earle, Early and Errol becoming less fashionable. Duke (#666) is the most chic birth name here, with this name undergoing a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Baron is alike in pronunciation 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 frequently used than Baron.