"high mountain; exalted, enlightened"

Aaron Origin and Meaning

The name Aaron is 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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Famous People Named Aaron

  • Aaron Simon Grossdirector and actor
  • Aaronbrother of Moses, Biblical figure
  • Aaron John BooneAmerican baseball player
  • Aaron Burrthird US Vice President
  • Aaron CoplandAmerican composer
  • Aaron Mitchell DismukeAmerican voice actor
  • Aaron Edward EckhartAmerican actor
  • Aaron Roderick GillespieAmerican drummer/vocalist of band UnderOath
  • Aaron Michael HernandezAmerican football player
  • Aaron Jermaine RossAmerican football player
  • Aaron James CrowAmerican baseball player
  • Aaron Helmer SeleAmerican baseball player
  • Aaron KlugEnglish chemist and astrophysicist
  • Aaron LewisAmerican singer of band Staind
  • Aaron Michael MillerAmerican ice hockey player
  • Aaron Montgomery WardAmerican businessman
  • Aaron NevilleAmerican R&B singer
  • Aaron ParchemAmerican figure skater
  • Aaron Paul (Sturtevant)American actor
  • Aaron Anderman PoredaAmerican baseball player
  • Aaron Charles RodgersAmerican football player
  • Aaron Solowoniukdrummer of American band Billy Talent
  • Aaron SpellingAmerican film and television producer
  • Aaron Benjamin SorkinAmerican screenwriter, producer and playwright
  • Aaron TaylorJohnson (born Aaron Perry Johnson), English actor
  • Aaron Kyle TveitAmerican actor
  • Aaron Abeyta aka El Hefeguitarist of American band NOFX
  • Aaron AshmoreCanadian actor; twin brother Shawn Ashmore
  • Aaron Michael MetchikAmerican actor
  • Aaron Temkin BeckAmerican psychiatrist and professor
  • Aaron Kwok (Fushing), Hong Kong singer, actor and dancer
  • Aaron Kendrik De Niroson of actor Robert De Niro
  • Liam Aaron McDermottson of actor Dean McDermott
  • Aaron ChartrandCanadian actor
  • Aaron Jay Hanleyson of Michelle Heaton & Hugh Hanley
  • Aaron SpringerAmerican writer, director, animator, and storyboard artist ("SpongeBob SquarePants")
  • Aarón Díaz SpencerMexican actor
  • Aaron James RamseyWelsh football player
  • Aaron James JudgeAmerican baseball player
  • Aaron StatonAmerican actor
  • Aaron LennonEnglish professional footballer
  • Aaron DellCanadian hockey player

Aaron in Pop Culture

  • Aaron Riveramain character in novel "The One Apart" by author Justine Avery
  • Aaron Littletoncharacter on TV's 'Lost'
  • Aaronmain character in video game Lunar Knights
  • Aaron "Aron" Traskcharacter in John Steinbeck's East of Eden
  • Aaron Hotchnercharacter on TV's "Criminal Minds"
  • Aaron Dinglecharacter on TV’s “Emmerdale”
  • Aaron Whitmorecharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Aaron Purnellcharacter in movie "The Last Ride"
  • Aaron Greencharacter in movie "Get Him to the Greek"
  • Aaron Warner Andersoncharacter in Tahereh Mafi's best selling book series called "Shatter Me."
  • Aaron Stamplercharacter in movie "Primal Fear"
  • Aaron Matthewscharacter in "Sims" series
  • Aaroncharacter in Key and Peele skit "Substitute Teacher" (prn. Ay Ay Ron)
  • Aaron Stowecharacter in The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann
  • Aaron Lycancharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series
  • Aaron Davisalso known as Prowler, character in Marvel Universe
  • Aaron Michael Minyardcharacter in the all for the game series.
  • Aaron Stewartcharacter in the Magisterium series
  • Aaron Samuels in movie "Mean Girls"
  • Aaron the sport girl in the game Love Nikki
  • Aarona vampire in the French online visual novel Moonlight Lovers
  • Aaronmain character in Rankin/Bass's "The Little Drummer Boy"