Aaron Name Meaning

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Fact: Aaron is a significant biblical name, known for being the brother of Moses and the first high priest of the Israelites, playing a crucial role in the Exodus story.

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A Deep Dive

Aaron Overview

Meaning

High mountain, mountain of strength, exalted, enlightened

Gender

Boy

Origin

Hebrew, Egyptian

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Aharon” (אַהֲרֹן)

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/ˈærən/

Popularity

Consistently popular, often in the top 100 boys’ names in the United States since the 1970s.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

22 (Influential, Visionary, Powerful)

Name Styles

Classic, Traditional, Religious and Spiritual, Cute

Associated Traits

Important, respected, leadership qualities, strong, dependable

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Significant in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions as the brother of Moses and the first high priest.

Name Day

May 27th
A Deep Dive

Aaron Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Aharon, Aron, Arron, Aren, Aaren

Common Nicknames

Aharon, Aron, Arron, Aren, Aaren

Diminutives

Aarie, Aar, Airy, Aro, Arie, Ari

Famous People

  • Aaron Rodgers
    (American Football Player)
  • Aaron Paul
    (American Actor)
  • Aaron Copland
    (American Composer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Aaron Stone"
    (2009, TV Series)
  • Aaron Hotchner
    (2005, TV Series)
  • Aaron
    ("Bible," Religious Text)

Places

  • Aaron community
    (Georgia, USA)
  • Aaron community
    (Kentucky, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Aaron?

The name Aaron means “exalted”, “mountain of strength,” “enlightened,” or “high mountain.” This meaning suggests that a person named Aaron is seen as important, respected, or holding a high status.

What Is the Origin of The Name Aaron?

Aaron is of Hebrew origin, derived from the Hebrew name Aharon. In the Bible, Aaron was the brother of Moses and served as the first high priest of the Israelites, playing a crucial role in leading them out of Egypt.

Aaron Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Aaron in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#652021#712022#682023
Top 3 Rankings#281994#291983#291984

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Aaron

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202368
(+3 from 2022)
4551
(+34 from 2022)
0.24853
202271
(-6 from 2021)
4517
(-331 from 2021)
0.24117
202165
(-2 from 2020)
4848
(-246 from 2020)
0.25875
202063
(-2 from 2019)
5094
(-447 from 2019)
0.27540
201961
(-1 from 2018)
5541
(-450 from 2018)
0.28833
201860
(-13 from 2017)
5991
(-1223 from 2017)
0.30822
201747
(+2 from 2016)
7214
(+42 from 2016)
0.36451
201649
(+3 from 2015)
7172
(-1 from 2015)
0.35406
201552
(-2 from 2014)
7173
(-236 from 2014)
0.35085
201450
(+1 from 2013)
7409
(+91 from 2013)
0.36155
201351
No change from 2012
7318
(-223 from 2012)
0.36215
201251
No change from 2011
7541
(-81 from 2011)
0.37163
201151
(+4 from 2010)
7622
(+157 from 2010)
0.37521
201055
(-1 from 2009)
7465
(-514 from 2009)
0.36336
200954
(-4 from 2008)
7979
(-566 from 2008)
0.37621
200850
(+1 from 2007)
8545
(-400 from 2007)
0.39190
200751
(+6 from 2006)
8945
(+639 from 2006)
0.40382
200657
No change from 2005
8306
(+497 from 2005)
0.37886
200557
(-4 from 2004)
7809
(-588 from 2004)
0.36708
200453
(-3 from 2003)
8397
(-477 from 2003)
0.39733
200350
(-7 from 2002)
8874
(-134 from 2002)
0.42234
200243
(-1 from 2001)
9008
(-542 from 2001)
0.43587
200142
(-1 from 2000)
9550
(-11 from 2000)
0.46171
200041
(-3 from 1999)
9561
(-298 from 1999)
0.45783
199938
(-1 from 1998)
9859
(-692 from 1998)
0.48352
199837
(-4 from 1997)
10551
(-619 from 1997)
0.52036
199733
(+1 from 1996)
11170
(-801 from 1996)
0.55912
199634
(-4 from 1995)
11971
(-1320 from 1995)
0.59744
199530
(-2 from 1994)
13291
(-1095 from 1994)
0.66080
199428
(+2 from 1993)
14386
(+550 from 1993)
0.70577
199330
No change from 1992
13836
(-673 from 1992)
0.66986
199230
(+1 from 1991)
14509
(+268 from 1991)
0.69118
199131
(+3 from 1990)
14241
(-313 from 1990)
0.67184
199034
(-3 from 1989)
14554
(-758 from 1989)
0.67629
198931
No change from 1988
15312
(+906 from 1988)
0.73054
198831
(+3 from 1987)
14406
(+1722 from 1987)
0.71948
198734
(-1 from 1986)
12684
(-6 from 1986)
0.65039
198633
No change from 1985
12690
(-449 from 1985)
0.66036
198533
(-4 from 1984)
13139
(-265 from 1984)
0.68276
198429
No change from 1983
13404
(-1056 from 1983)
0.71423
198329
(+1 from 1982)
14460
(+54 from 1982)
0.77592
198230
No change from 1981
14406
(-287 from 1981)
0.76336
198130
(+4 from 1980)
14693
(+1524 from 1980)
0.78894
198034
(-2 from 1979)
13169
(+95 from 1979)
0.71001
197932
No change from 1978
13074
(+774 from 1978)
0.72985
197832
No change from 1977
12300
(+669 from 1977)
0.71988
197732
(-2 from 1976)
11631
(+287 from 1976)
0.68043
197630
(+2 from 1975)
11344
(+795 from 1975)
0.69485
197532
No change from 1974
10549
(+41 from 1974)
0.65021
197432
(+2 from 1973)
10508
(+1276 from 1973)
0.64456
197334
(+6 from 1972)
9232
(+1369 from 1972)
0.57212
197240
(+1 from 1971)
7863
(-541 from 1971)
0.46970
197141
(+11 from 1970)
8404
(+1822 from 1970)
0.46230
197052
(+9 from 1969)
6582
(+1984 from 1969)
0.34555
196961
(+27 from 1968)
4598
(+1172 from 1968)
0.25137
196888
(+18 from 1967)
3426
(+514 from 1967)
0.19297
1967106
(+11 from 1966)
2912
(+314 from 1966)
0.16365
1966117
(+13 from 1965)
2598
(+186 from 1965)
0.14293
1965130
(+8 from 1964)
2412
(+32 from 1964)
0.12731
1964138
(+22 from 1963)
2380
(+300 from 1963)
0.11741
1963160
(-1 from 1962)
2080
(+70 from 1962)
0.10074
1962159
(+8 from 1961)
2010
(+124 from 1961)
0.09564
1961167
(+11 from 1960)
1886
(+116 from 1960)
0.08744
1960178
(+13 from 1959)
1770
(+229 from 1959)
0.08174
1959191
(+8 from 1958)
1541
(+138 from 1958)
0.07113
1958199
(+1 from 1957)
1403
(+55 from 1957)
0.06511
1957200
(+6 from 1956)
1348
(+71 from 1956)
0.06158
1956206
(+11 from 1955)
1277
(+178 from 1955)
0.05950
1955217
(+6 from 1954)
1099
(+127 from 1954)
0.05258
1954223
No change from 1953
972
(+72 from 1953)
0.04698
1953223
(-7 from 1952)
900
(-39 from 1952)
0.04495
1952216
(+7 from 1951)
939
(+74 from 1951)
0.04759
1951223
(+7 from 1950)
865
(+67 from 1950)
0.04525
1950230
(-3 from 1949)
798
(+4 from 1949)
0.04387
1949227
(+17 from 1948)
794
(+93 from 1948)
0.04406
1948244
(+8 from 1947)
701
(+20 from 1947)
0.03932
1947252
(+9 from 1946)
681
(+103 from 1946)
0.03666
1946261
(+9 from 1945)
578
(+94 from 1945)
0.03502
1945270
(-6 from 1944)
484
(-22 from 1944)
0.03529
1944264
(-9 from 1943)
506
(-45 from 1943)
0.03642
1943255
(-19 from 1942)
551
(-18 from 1942)
0.03788
1942236
(-9 from 1941)
569
(+7 from 1941)
0.04040
1941227
(+7 from 1940)
562
(+48 from 1940)
0.04479
1940234
(+10 from 1939)
514
(+43 from 1939)
0.04333
1939244
(+3 from 1938)
471
(-6 from 1938)
0.04156
1938247
(+2 from 1937)
477
(+12 from 1937)
0.04197
1937249
(+1 from 1936)
465
(+22 from 1936)
0.04252
1936250
No change from 1935
443
(-17 from 1935)
0.04162
1935250
(-10 from 1934)
460
(-17 from 1934)
0.04301
1934240
(+2 from 1933)
477
(+13 from 1933)
0.04492
1933242
(-9 from 1932)
464
(-50 from 1932)
0.04548
1932233
(+17 from 1931)
514
(+57 from 1931)
0.04784
1931250
(+2 from 1930)
457
(-42 from 1930)
0.04272
1930252
(+6 from 1929)
499
(+30 from 1929)
0.04418
1929258
(-25 from 1928)
469
(-92 from 1928)
0.04234
1928233
(+7 from 1927)
561
(+15 from 1927)
0.04916
1927240
(-13 from 1926)
546
(-47 from 1926)
0.04699
1926227
(-12 from 1925)
593
(-51 from 1925)
0.05177
1925215
(-12 from 1924)
644
(-38 from 1924)
0.05593
1924203
(+6 from 1923)
682
(+64 from 1923)
0.05834
1923209
(-13 from 1922)
618
(-81 from 1922)
0.05458
1922196
(+1 from 1921)
699
(+2 from 1921)
0.06212
1921197
(+2 from 1920)
697
(+29 from 1920)
0.06125
1920199
(-4 from 1919)
668
(+23 from 1919)
0.06068
1919195
(+1 from 1918)
645
(-11 from 1918)
0.06353
1918196
(+1 from 1917)
656
(+60 from 1917)
0.06256
1917197
(-2 from 1916)
596
(+13 from 1916)
0.06213
1916195
(+3 from 1915)
583
(+30 from 1915)
0.06315
1915198
(-15 from 1914)
553
(+68 from 1914)
0.06277
1914183
(-17 from 1913)
485
(+68 from 1913)
0.07098
1913166
(+24 from 1912)
417
(+114 from 1912)
0.07776
1912190
(-19 from 1911)
303
(+116 from 1911)
0.06712
1911171
(+16 from 1910)
187
(+42 from 1910)
0.07747
1910187
(-14 from 1909)
145
(+3 from 1909)
0.06954
1909173
(+14 from 1908)
142
(+28 from 1908)
0.08029
1908187
(-21 from 1907)
114
(-16 from 1907)
0.06852
1907166
(+22 from 1906)
130
(+34 from 1906)
0.08198
1906188
No change from 1905
96
No change from 1905
0.06664
1905188
(-26 from 1904)
96
(-21 from 1904)
0.06702
1904162
(+13 from 1903)
117
(+24 from 1903)
0.08447
1903175
(+26 from 1902)
93
(+15 from 1902)
0.07191
1902201
(-22 from 1901)
78
(-2 from 1901)
0.05876
1901179
(+14 from 1900)
80
(-24 from 1900)
0.06921
1900193
(-2 from 1899)
104
(+33 from 1899)
0.06415
1899191
(-14 from 1898)
71
(-18 from 1898)
0.06164
1898177
No change from 1897
89
(+2 from 1897)
0.06737
1897177
(+39 from 1896)
87
(+18 from 1896)
0.07135
1896216
(-50 from 1895)
69
(-25 from 1895)
0.05346
1895166
(+22 from 1894)
94
(+15 from 1894)
0.07422
1894188
(-12 from 1893)
79
(-2 from 1893)
0.06325
1893176
(-10 from 1892)
81
(-14 from 1892)
0.06692
1892166
(+18 from 1891)
95
(+26 from 1891)
0.07227
1891184
(-37 from 1890)
69
(-27 from 1890)
0.06315
1890147
(+11 from 1889)
96
(+11 from 1889)
0.08020
1889158
(+8 from 1888)
85
(-5 from 1888)
0.07141
1888166
(-6 from 1887)
90
(+12 from 1887)
0.06928
1887160
(+1 from 1886)
78
(-8 from 1886)
0.07136
1886161
(-8 from 1885)
86
(-2 from 1885)
0.07224
1885153
(-11 from 1884)
88
(-9 from 1884)
0.07590
1884142
(-21 from 1883)
97
(-8 from 1883)
0.07903
1883121
(+40 from 1882)
105
(+20 from 1882)
0.09335
1882161
(-34 from 1881)
85
(-9 from 1881)
0.06965
1881127
(+4 from 1880)
94
(-8 from 1880)
0.08682
1880131
First SSA data recorded
102
First SSA data recorded
0.08615

American States Popularity Rankings for Aaron

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#362021#372022#392023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#472021#562022#522023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#442021#502022#442023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1242021#1392022#1572023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#802021#1022022#812023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1352021#1472022#1582023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1102021#1052022#932023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#542021#482022#442023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1292021#1332022#922023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1052021#992022#1012023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1312021#1662022#1442023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#902021#852022#672023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1092021#1822022#1332023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#792021#1022022#852023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#782021#962022#892023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1712021#1722022#1612023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#892021#942022#782023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#452021#432022#422023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#912021#1202022#1002023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1492021#1252022#1522023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1142021#1072022#782023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1112021#1422022#1112023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#562021#572022#772023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#922021#812022#1032023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#532021#1092022#902023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1532021#1032022#1252023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1232021#1792022#1522023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1102021#1642022#1082023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1022021#2162022#1842023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#702021#1372022#962023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1472021#1062022#1732023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1162021#1192022#1482023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1522021#1462022#1872023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1262021#1482022#942023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#3422021#2932022#1792023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#552021#1642022#572023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#902021#1122022#702023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#582021#362022#572023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1642021#2312022#1472023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1342021#2052022#1332023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#782021#902022#1572023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1952019#1092020#1622021

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1152020#1262022#2412023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1142021#1872022#2302023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1232018#1562021#1792023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#2212020#1462021#1622023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1842021#872022#1722023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1512021#1132022#842023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#622021#1032022#822023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#812015#772016#1092019

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#1282014#1062015#1062022

Popularity Rankings for Aaron in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#102020#192021#172022

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#182018#392019#122023

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#172020#152021#182022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#272021#272022#232023

Popularity in Galicia, Spain

Galicia, Spain flagGalicia, Spain#322010#362011#452012

Popularity in Finland

Finland flagFinland#352021#322022#352023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#342021#392022#352023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#352020#372021#532022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#422021#622022#512023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#512021#552022#492023

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#542020#552021#552022

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#552020#572021

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#1452011#932013#782015

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#802021#852022#1242023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#812016#822017#862019

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#832020#872021#872022

Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

Basque Country, Spain flagBasque Country, Spain#872022

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#902020

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1132019#1112020#942021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#992021#1312022#1612023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1132019#1202020#1192021

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#1272022#1172023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1292021#1782022#1332023

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#1362019

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#1752020#1612021#2192022

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#1682021#2202022#2362023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#2222021#2342022#2702023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2942022#2442023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Aaron a Name for Boys or Girls?

Aaron is traditionally a boy’s name, commonly used in many cultures and languages. However, in recent years, it has also been used for girls, making it a unisex name in some cases.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Aaron

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