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Aaron Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Aaron is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Aaron is "high mountain, exalted".  

It is also of Arabic origin, where its meaning is "messenger".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 5578  in baby name popularity for girls with 23 occurrences.  It ranked 50 in popular baby names for boys with 7334 occurrences. 

View the Aaron Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Aaron has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Aaron to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Aaron include Aaran, Aaren, Arran, Arron, Arryn.

The names Aalona, Aaryn, Aharon, Arke, Harun are all forms of Aaron.

Other Tidbits

Aaron falls into the landform name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Aaron Burr, Aaron Copeland, Aaron Pryor.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Aaron in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Aaron.

Just for fun, see the name Aaron in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Aaron in Nautical Flags page.

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Hebrew names have their origins in either the Old Testament or modern Hebrew vocabulary.

Local language versions of biblical names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and David are still widely internationally popular today.

Modern Hebrew names are often derived from Hebrew vocabulary, for example Aviva (spring) and Dov (bear).

Children of Jewish heritage are usually given a Hebrew name for religious purposes and are sometimes also given a local language version of that name for secular purposes.

By custom, Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of German or Eastern European descent) name their children after deceased relatives. This is in order to honor the deceased relative, keep their name and memory alive, and to form a bond between the soul of the baby and the deceased relative so that they can live on within the newer generation.

Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spain, Portugal and the Middle East) in contrast, name their children after living relatives or deceased relatives. The father's parents names are generally used first and then the mother's parents names.

Neither Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jews will name a baby after one of the parents.

After a child is born, the father is given an aliyah (religious honor to bless the reading of the Torah). After this a blessing is said for the health of the mother and child. If the baby is a girl, she is named at this time. If the baby is a boy, he will be named during his brit milah (ritual circumcision) generally eight days after birth.