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Gender: M Meaning of Aaron: "high mountain; exalted, enlightened" Origin of Aaron: Hebrew Aaron's Popularity in 2013: #51

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Aaron has been in and around the Top 50 for two decades, and is still an attractive, timeless, choice; the softness of Aaron's initial double vowel giving it an appealing gentleness.

In the Old Testament, Aaron, the older brother of Moses who was appointed by God to be his brother's spokesman, was the first High Priest of the Israelites.

Notable namesakes include Aaron Burr and composer Aaron Copland--and currently, Aaron Eckhart and Aaron Paul. Aaron has appreared in works by Shakespeare, James Fenimore Cooper and Geirge Eliot.

Elvis's middle name was spelled ARON, one of several variant spellings, such as Aron, Arron and Arun. The Hebrew version is Aharon, in Yiddish it can be Aaran, and the name appears in Arabic as Haroun or Harun.

There are plants known as Aaron's Rod and Aaron's Beard.

Famous People Named Aaron

Aaron, brother of Moses, Biblical figure
Aaron John Boone, American baseball player
Aaron Burr, third US Vice President
Aaron Copland, American composer
Aaron Mitchell Dismuke, American voice actor
Aaron Edward Eckhart, American actor
Aaron Roderick Gillespie, American drummer/vocalist of band UnderOath
Aaron Michael Hernandez, American football player
Aaron Jermaine Ross, American football player
Aaron James Crow, American baseball player
Aaron Helmer Sele, American baseball player
Aaron Klug, English chemist and astrophysicist
Aaron Lewis, American singer of band Staind
Aaron Michael Miller, American ice hockey player
Aaron Montgomery Ward, American businessman
Aaron Neville, American R&B singer
Aaron Parchem, American figure skater
Aaron Paul (Sturtevant), American actor
Aaron Anderman Poreda, American baseball player
Aaron Charles Rodgers, American football player
Aaron Solowoniuk, drummer of American band Billy Talent
Aaron Spelling, American film and television producer
Aaron Benjamin Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer and playwright
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (born Aaron Perry Johnson), English actor
Aaron Kyle Tveit, American actor
Aaron Abeyta aka El Hefe, guitarist of American band NOFX
Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor; twin brother Shawn Ashmore
Aaron Michael Metchik, American actor
Aaron Temkin Beck, American psychiatrist and professor
Aaron Kwok (Fu-shing), Hong Kong singer, actor and dancer
Aaron Kendrik De Niro, son of actor Robert De Niro
Liam Aaron McDermott, son of actor Dean McDermott
Aaron Chartrand, Canadian actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Aaron

Aaron Littleton, character on TV's 'Lost'
Aaron, main character in video game Lunar Knights
Aaron "Aron" Trask, character in John Steinbeck's East of Eden
Aaron Hotchner, character on TV's "Criminal Minds"
Aaron Purnell, character in movie "The Last Ride"
Aaron Green, character in movie "Get Him to the Greek"
Aaron Stampler, character in movie "Primal Fear"
Aaron, character in Key and Peele skit "Substitute Teacher" (prn. Ay Ay Ron)
Aaron Stowe, character in The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann

Aahron, Aaran, Aaren, Aarron, Aeron, Ahron, Aran, Aren, Arin, Aron, Arron, Arun

Aaron's International Variations

Haroun (Arabic) Aronne (German) Aharon (Hebrew) Arek (Polish) Aarão (Portuguese) Aronoa (Russian)