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Names to Substitute for Aaron

Is this a baby boy name you love but fear is overused? Here are some possible substitutes.

  • Abe

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    Old-time nickname that may follow in the fashionable footsteps of cronies Jake and Sam. Read More 

  • Abel

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    Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing.

    Abel has literary connections to the novels of... Read More 

  • Abner

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    This neglected Biblical name--it was the name of the commander of Saul's army and appears twice in the New Testament--is ready to flee Dogpatch. It was regularly used in the nineteenth century,... Read More 

  • Adlai

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    Adlai is an Old Testament name long associated with 1950's liberal presidential candidate Stevenson, who was named after his grandfather, who was Grover Cleveland's vice president in the... Read More 

  • Asa

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    A short but strong biblical name with multicultural appeal, Asa is enjoying new visibility thanks to hot young actor Asa Butterfield of "Hugo" fame.

    Asa was the name of an important... Read More 

  • Asher

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    Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is a baby boy name on the rise, and is a Nameberry biblical favorite. Asher's... Read More 

  • Caleb

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    Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name that has been in the US Top 100 for nearly three decades now.

    In the Old Testament Caleb is one one of only two ancient Israelites (Joshua was... Read More 

  • Eli

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    Eli--a solid Biblical name with lots of spirit and energy -- shot up the popularity charts in the 90's and 00's, but has plateaued a bit in popularity since.

    While Eli is a full name... Read More 

  • Ethan

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    Ethan, which was given a big boost via the name of the Tom Cruise character in the Mission Impossible film series, is still popular but dipping a bit, after having hit a peak position at... Read More 

  • Gideon

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    Gideon is a no-longer neglected Old Testament name, but still makes an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jacob. In the Old Testament,... Read More 

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