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What does Baron mean?

Baron Pronunciation of Baron 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


VARIANTS Baronicio, Barr, Barren, Barron

SEE ALSO Barnett


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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)

Baron was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #784 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1431 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Baron (#1431 IN 2018) are Duke (#531), Barron (#1441), Earl (#1664), Barnett, Earle, Early and Errol. 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-sounding 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.

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