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Gender: Male Meaning of Aaron: "high mountain; exalted, enlightened" Origin of Aaron: Hebrew Aaron's Popularity in 2017: #46

The name Aaron is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "high mountain; exalted, enlightened". Aaron is ranked #46 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Aaron has been in and around the Top 50 for nearly half a century at this point, and is still an attractive, timeless choice. The softness of Aaron's initial double vowel gives 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 appeared in works by Shakespeare, James Fenimore Cooper and George Eliot.

Elvis's middle name was spelled ARON, one of several variant spellings, such as 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.

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Famous People Named Aaron

Aaron Simon Gross, director and actor
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
Aaron Jay Hanley, son of Michelle Heaton & Hugh Hanley
Aaron Springer, American writer, director, animator, and storyboard artist ("SpongeBob SquarePants")
Aarón Díaz Spencer, Mexican actor
Aaron James Ramsey, Welsh football player
Aaron James Judge, American baseball player
Aaron Staton, American actor
Aaron Lennon, English professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Aaron

Aaron Rivera, main character in novel "The One Apart" by author Justine Avery
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 Whitmore, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Aaron Purnell, character in movie "The Last Ride"
Aaron Green, character in movie "Get Him to the Greek"
Aaron Warner Anderson, character in Tahereh Mafi's best selling book series called "Shatter Me."
Aaron Stampler, character in movie "Primal Fear"
Aaron Matthews, character in "Sims" series
Aaron, character in Key and Peele skit "Substitute Teacher" (prn. Ay Ay Ron)
Aaron Stowe, character in The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann
Aaron Lycan, character in Aphmau's YouTube series
Aaron Davis, also known as Prowler, character in Marvel Universe
Aaron Michael Minyard, character in the all for the game series.
Aaron Stewart, character in the Magisterium series
Aaron Samuels in movie "Mean Girls"
Aaron the sport girl in the game Love Nikki

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

Aaron's International Variations

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


kriselle_e Says:


The College Humor video “Substitue Teacher Part 1.” Has had me saying A.A.Ron since lol. I still think the name is great, I knew an Aaron James (AJ)

ladimon Says:


I love this name, but the Aa just looks weird to me.

LV51sfan91 Says:


I adore this boy name!

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pixelatedinfants Says:


Excuse me, are you Aaron Burr, sir?

ElsaAnne Says:


I like Aaron nn Ron, so cute!

TheHumanCanvas Says:


They aren't pronounced the same. But I guess I can understand how they would sound similar in the US.

LostKid Says:


Something about the 'Aa' really bothers me.

maibritt Says:


shure that she is not named Erin?

TulliaCicero Says:


Why is this in a list of Finnish names when it's clearly listed as being of Hebrew origin?

Maevetbrennan Says:


I know a girl named Aaron.

ambercat Says:


A New Yorker who ends up in the front of the line that is organized alphabetically

ThistleThorn Says:


A girl I know named Erin swears that Erin and Aaron aren't pronounced the same. Maybe because she says it like ARE - IN.

Leah3456 Says:


I like the look of this name. It's not overused, which is nice.