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What does Harun mean?

Harun Pronunciation of Harun [harun] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Harun is "on high, exalted". Islamic form of Aaron.

Associated with: arabic, high (great).


Harun has 3 variants: Haron, Haroon and Haroun.

26 more relations via Aaron: Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaro, Aaronn, Aarron, Aaryn, Aeron, Aeryn, Aharon, Ahran, Ahren, Ahron, Airen, Airyn, Aran, Aren, Arin, Aron, Arran, Arron, Arun, Auron, Ayren, Ayron and Erin.

Creative forms:
(male) Halun, Harhun, ..

(female) Harna, Harnia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Harun Aydin (H.A.), ..

How popular is Harun?

Harun is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#123314 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Aaron (#52 via latest list), Aron (#739), Aharon (#1792), Erin, Arron, Arun, Arin, Aarron, Aren and Arran are the popular varying forms of Harun (not ranked). Adoption of these relations of Harun was common in 1994 (median #1345) and is somewhat lower today (#1658, 50%). Aaron is the longstanding favorite, although Aron appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Erin are now somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aaron, Aarron, Aharon, Aren, Arin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aron, Arron, Arun, Erin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aaron, Aron, Arran outside U.S.

Similar Names

Harun is alike in pronunciation to Herin. Other suggested similar names are Hacon, Haden, Hadon, Hadur, Hagan, Hagen, Hagun, Hakan, Hakon, Halen, Hamud, Han, Hanan, Harben, Harbin, Harden, Hardin, Hardon, Hardy, Harel, Hari, Harkan, Harken, Harkin, Harlan, Harlen, Harli, Harlin, Harlo, Harly, Harlyn, Harm, Harman, Harmen, Harmon, Harpur, Harri, Harry, Hart, Harte, Harv, Harve, Harvy, Hasan, Haven, Havin, Haydn, Hazen, Hazin, Hearn, Hern, Herut (see Cherut), Hyrum, Jasun, Labrun, Mamun, Taroun, Tarun, Varoun and Varun. These names tend to be more commonly used than Harun.

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