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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 Boone, American baseball player
Aaron Burr, third US Vice President (under Jefferson)
Aaron Copland, 20th c. American composer
Aaron Dismuke, American voice actor
Aaron Eckhart, American actor
Aaron Gillespie, American drummer/vocalist of UnderOath
Aaron Hernandez, American football player
Aaron Klug, English chemist and astrophysicist
Aaron Kernan, Armagh Gaelic soccer player
Aaron Lewis, American singer; member of band Staind
Aaron Miller, retired American ice hockey player
Aaron Montgomery Ward, American businessman
Aaron Morris, Welsh soccer player
Aaron Neville, American singer
Aaron Parchem, American figure skater
Aaron Paul, American actor
Aaron Poreda, American major league baseball player
Aaron Rodgers, American football player
Aaron Solowoniuk, member of band Billy Talent
Aaron Spelling, American film and television producer
Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer and playwright
Aaron Stern, American musician
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, English actor
Aaron Tveit, American Broadway & Hollywood actor
Aaron Abeyta, from the band NOFX
Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor; twin brother Shawn Ashmore
Aaron Michael Metchik, American actor
Aaron Temkin Beck, renowned American psychiatrist and professor

Pop Culture References for the Name Aaron

Aaron Littleton, Claire's son on US show 'Lost'
Aaron, a main character in Lunar Knights
Aaron Kendrik De Niro, Son of actor/filmmaker Robert De Niro Jr
Liam Aaron McDermott, Son of actor Dean McDermott
Aaron "Aron" Trask- John Steinbeck's East of Eden
Aaron Hotchner, a character on the television show Criminal Minds
Aaron Brothers Art Mart
Aaron Purnell, from the movie "The Last Ride"
Aaron Green, from the movie "Get Him to the Greek"
Aaron Stampler, from the movie "Primal Fear"
Aaron from Key and Peele skit "Substitute Teacher" (prn. Ay Ay Ron)
Aaron Stowe, character in the book series, The Unwanteds

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)