Aaron Name Meaning

A Hebrew name meaning “high mountain”, Aaron has been perched in the Top 100 since the 1970s. A classic name with edgy styling, parents love what Aaron has to offer.

Aaron is another name that manages to have strength and softness at the same time, working well on a brawny man and a spirited child as well. He remains as manly as Andrew and Hunter yet also can be seen as gentle and kind like Benjamin and Kyle.

Like his friends Nathan and Ryan, Aaron has seen steady popularity, giving him a familiar feel that leaves him relatable. He is a friend to everyone, wowing people with his genuine soul and joyful spirit.

Aaron fits in the vowel name trend beloved today, with A being a popular starting letter for many parents. He also has a look that’s hard to match. As a rule, a repeat letter start is rare, leaving Aaron to stand apart as a unique name at a glance. No matter how high his popularity may rise, he remains a cool pick with a signature style.

For those seeking a name free of nicknames, Aaron is right up your alley. He’s not typically shortened in any way, remaining untouched in his full handsome form.

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Aaron Name Popularity

How popular is the name Aaron? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 185 111 0.0315%
1911 174 143 0.0384%
1912 193 259 0.0514%
1913 168 374 0.066%
1914 181 456 0.0654%
1915 197 521 0.0573%
1916 191 562 0.0582%
1917 194 576 0.0576%
1918 198 620 0.0578%
1919 197 609 0.0582%
1920 203 619 0.0557%
1921 198 662 0.0578%
1922 196 674 0.0605%
1923 210 584 0.0521%
1924 204 644 0.0555%
1925 214 613 0.0542%
1926 223 568 0.0516%
1927 239 524 0.0473%
1928 234 525 0.0491%
1929 262 421 0.0406%
1930 252 465 0.0445%
1931 255 414 0.0419%
1932 233 478 0.0484%
1933 241 429 0.046%
1934 235 447 0.0462%
1935 254 414 0.0426%
1936 248 408 0.0424%
1937 252 419 0.0425%
1938 246 443 0.0433%
1939 247 434 0.0427%
1940 236 480 0.0452%
1941 227 535 0.0475%
1942 238 532 0.0421%
1943 258 510 0.0391%
1944 267 463 0.0374%
1945 271 444 0.0364%
1946 262 539 0.0365%
1947 251 649 0.0389%
1948 245 669 0.0419%
1949 227 764 0.0475%
1950 227 770 0.0478%
1951 222 842 0.0497%
1952 217 895 0.0513%
1953 222 874 0.0494%
1954 223 939 0.0514%
1955 215 1,073 0.0583%
1956 206 1,261 0.0668%
1957 201 1,326 0.0689%
1958 199 1,387 0.0734%
1959 192 1,518 0.0799%
1960 175 1,763 0.093%
1961 167 1,869 0.099%
1962 160 1,994 0.1086%
1963 160 2,063 0.1149%
1964 137 2,373 0.1348%
1965 129 2,412 0.1475%
1966 117 2,598 0.1664%
1967 106 2,908 0.1916%
1968 88 3,427 0.2282%
1969 61 4,601 0.2987%
1970 52 6,583 0.4137%
1971 41 8,407 0.5595%
1972 40 7,863 0.5773%
1973 34 9,244 0.713%
1974 32 10,510 0.8086%
1975 32 10,550 0.821%
1976 30 11,351 0.8807%
1977 32 11,631 0.8629%
1978 32 12,312 0.9158%
1979 32 13,077 0.9274%
1980 34 13,173 0.9009%
1981 30 14,691 0.9994%
1982 30 14,413 0.9645%
1983 29 14,459 0.9798%
1984 29 13,404 0.9011%
1985 33 13,135 0.8654%
1986 33 12,690 0.8407%
1987 34 12,682 0.8311%
1988 31 14,403 0.9242%
1989 31 15,312 0.9489%
1990 34 14,551 0.8779%
1991 31 14,242 0.8738%
1992 30 14,505 0.9087%
1993 30 13,828 0.887%
1994 28 14,382 0.9371%
1995 30 13,288 0.8817%
1996 34 11,969 0.7994%
1997 33 11,168 0.7551%
1998 37 10,547 0.7047%
1999 38 9,853 0.6579%
2000 41 9,553 0.6254%
2001 42 9,535 0.6328%
2002 43 9,001 0.6006%
2003 50 8,865 0.5827%
2004 53 8,389 0.5504%
2005 57 7,802 0.5103%
2006 57 8,296 0.5298%
2007 51 8,935 0.5663%
2008 50 8,537 0.5523%
2009 54 7,965 0.5329%
2010 55 7,459 0.5176%
2011 50 7,609 0.5341%
2012 51 7,530 0.5284%
2013 51 7,301 0.5128%
2014 50 7,391 0.5073%
2015 52 7,152 0.4915%
2016 49 7,143 0.4954%
2017 46 7,160 0.513%
2018 60 5,943 0.4326%
2019 61 5,503 0.4065%

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Names Like Aaron

If you like Aaron, you’ll love these other names like Aaron.


What names are diminutives of Aaron?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Aaron sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Aaron, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ari

Lion

Hebrew

#367 (0.0608%)  
Ron

Mountain of strength; crooked nose; ruler's counselor

Scottish

#1,873 (0.0016%)  
Ronnie

Mountain of strength; ruler's counselor

Scandinavian

#862 (0.0133%)  
Ronny

Mountain of strength; ruler's counselor

Scandinavian

#2,464 (0.0005%)  

What names are variants of Aaron?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Aaron.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaran

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aaren

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aarin

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

#2,348 (0.0007%)  
Aaro

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aaronas

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aaronn

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aarron

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aaryn

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aeron

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aeryn

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aharon

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

#1,325 (0.0047%)  
Ahran

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Ahren

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Ahron

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

#1,430 (0.0038%)  
Airen

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Airyn

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aran

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

#2,541 (0.0004%)  
Arand

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Arek

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Aren

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

#1,445 (0.0038%)  
Arend

Mountain of strength; eagle ruler

Hebrew

Arin

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

#1,841 (0.0017%)  
Arnie

Mountain of strength; eagle; eagle ruler

Scandinavian

Aron

Hebrew

#825 (0.0146%)  
Aronne

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Arran

Scottish

Arren

Scottish

Arrin

Scottish

Arron

Mountain of strength

Scottish

#2,305 (0.0008%)  
Arun

Dawn; sun

Indian (Sanskrit)

#2,433 (0.0006%)  
Auron

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

#2,789 (0.0004%)  
Ayren

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Ayron

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Erin

Irish

#1,996 (0.0013%)  
Eron

Spanish

Haroun

Mountain of strength; on high, exalted

Hebrew


What names sound like Aaron?

If you like how Aaron sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Aaron.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aram

High

Ancient

#1,745 (0.0021%)  
Arden

Great forest

Latin

#1,232 (0.0058%)  
Ardin

Great forest

Latin

Aries

Ram

Latin

#906 (0.0122%)  
Arion

Welsh

#2,176 (0.0009%)  
Arn

Eagle ruler

German

Aryon
Jaran

Cry of rejoicing

Israeli

Jaren

Cry of rejoicing

Israeli

#2,599 (0.0004%)  
Jarin

Cry of rejoicing

Israeli

Jaron

Cry of rejoicing

Israeli

#2,281 (0.0008%)  
Jaronn

American

Jarron

Cry of rejoicing

Israeli

Jaryn

Cry of rejoicing

Israeli

Jayron

Blue crested bird

Latin

Jeron

American

Joron

Scandinavian

Orion

Boundary

Greek

#296 (0.082%)  
Oron

Light, joy

Hebrew


What names are similar to Aaron?

Find a name that’s like Aaron, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Austin

Great

English

#81 (0.3379%)  
Daniel

God is My Judge

Hebrew

#15 (0.8132%)  
Henry

Home ruler

English

#16 (0.7751%)  
Ian

God is gracious

Scottish

#78 (0.3398%)  
Jacob

Supplanter

Hebrew

#13 (0.8567%)  
Jason

To heal

Greek

#100 (0.2794%)  
Lucas

From Lucania

Latin

#8 (0.916%)  
Owen

Noble born

Welsh

#25 (0.676%)  
Ryan

Little king

Irish

#46 (0.5026%)  
Thomas

Twin

Greek

#49 (0.4934%)  

Lists With Aaron

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Siblings of Aaron

Mamas with kids named Aaron also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nora

Honorable one

Latin

#30 (0.4221%)  
Easton

East town

English

#66 (0.3944%)  

8 Comments

  1. Aaron after my dad, my sons grandpa, I love the name Aaron, there’s nothing I dislike about the name. His middle name is William after my cousin who recently passed away, his name was Alex William.

  2. The reason I choose Aaron Alexander because I was looking for a name starts with an A because all my children start with an A like there father so I cal my kids my triple AAA. My oldest son is ARTURO jr, my daughters name is Amanda and now Aaron the baby

  3. My husband and I wanted a biblical name for our first born son. I like that it starts with an A – the first letter of the alphabet. It also means “Mountain of Strength” which is fairly suitable bc he did have a traumatic labor and he was very strong. He fought for his life.

  4. I originally had it set as his middle name. But I ended up wanting a name that wasn’t difficult to pronounce or spell. My other son’s name is Aden, so I like names that begin with “a”

  5. Its a biblical name and it always stuck out to me

  6. We chose the name Aaron bc for one, he is baby number 3 and the first two were both A names. BUT we landed on Aaron bc it means “high mountain” and he was conceived on our 5 year wedding anniversary in Breckinridge, Colorado (up in the mountains). I love my perfect little baby boy’s perfect name. ?

  7. It’s his daddy’s name

  8. We chose Aaron to honor my late husbands little sister who was trisomy 18 and passed as a child.


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