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What does Aaron mean?

Aaron Pronunciation of Aaron 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH mountain, strength, biblical, high (great), priest (monk)


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, Ronny

SEE ALSO Eron, Harun


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How popular is Aaron?

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 (#2236 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Aaron reached its top rank of #28 in the U.S. in 1994, and is currently at #60. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Aaron (#60 VIA LATEST LIST) are Aarron, Aharon (#1784), Aren (#1909), Ari (#374), Arin, Arnie, Aron (#825), Arran, Arron, Arun, Erin, Eron, Ron, Ronnie (#889) and Ronny. These forms of Aaron were at the top of their popularity in the 1980s (ADOPTION OF 0.87%) and have become much less common since (ADOPTION 0.42%, DOWN 52%), with forms such as Ronny becoming less trendy. Ari is the most fashionable baby name in this list.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erin, Eron, 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 Arian, Arien, Arion, Arren, Arrin, Arwin, Arwyn, Aryon, Eran, Erron, Eurion, Oran, Oren, Orin, Orion, Oron, Orran, Orren, Orrin, Oryon, Warren and Warrin. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aalok, Adron, Aeson, Ammon, Amon, Anton, Ardon, Arn, Aston, Avon, Aymon, Bardon, Baron, Cadon, Camron, Cardon, Caron, Cason, Darion, Daron, Darwon (see Darwin), Doron, Efron, Evron, Faron, Garmon, Garon, Garron, Hakon, Harmon, Haron, Jamon, Jaron, Jaxon, Kamron, Kanon, Kyron, Ladon, Lajon, Laron, Lavon, Liron, Loron, Mabon, Mardon, Marlon, Mason, Navon, Parton, Paton, Taron, Tavon and Tyron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aaron.

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