Gender: Male Meaning of Aaron: "high mountain; exalted, enlightened" Origin of Aaron: Hebrew Aaron's Popularity in 2019: #61

Aaron Origin and Meaning

The name Aaron is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "high mountain; exalted, enlightened".

The origin of the name Aaron is debated—some say it was derived from Hebrew, while others claim it originated in Ancient Egypt. 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. The Hebrew version is Aharon—in Yiddish it can be Aaran—and the name appears in Arabic as Haroun or Harun.

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.

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.

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

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Rank in US: #61

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Pop Culture References for the name Aaron

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

Aaron's International Variations

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


Renee5322 Says:


You done messed up...

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.