Aaron

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580k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Aaron mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Aaron

"Aaron" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Exalted, strong". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf
  2. United States professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934)
Wiktionary

From Latin Aaron, from Ancient Greek Ἀαρών (Aarṓn), from Hebrew אַהֲרֹן (ʾAhărōn), of unknown meaning, possibly meaning “bearer of martyrs”, or perhaps also, or instead, related to the Ancient Egyptian aha rw (“warrior lion”), though it has been suggested to also mean “elevated”, “exalted” or “high mountain”.

  1. The elder brother of Moses in the Book of the Exodus, and in the Quran.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A surname​.
  4. (archaic, thieves' cant) The leader of a group of thieves.

Aaron was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, and Latin

Notable Persons Named Aaron

Aaron Burr was an office holder. His military service ended in 1779. Aaron was given the name Aaron Burr Jr. on February 6th, 1756 in Newark, New Jersey. He passed away on September 14th, 1836.

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Aaron Paul is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Aaron was given the name Aaron Paul Sturtevant on August 27th, 1979 in Emmett, Idaho, United States.

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Aaron Hernandez is a football player. Aaron was born on November 6th, 1989 in Bristol, Connecticut.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an actor. He has been prominent since 2001. Aaron was given the name Aaron Perry Johnson on June 13th, 1990 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Aaron is also known as Aaron Johnson.

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Aaron Swartz was a software developer, writer, internet activist, and hacktivism. He holds the title Fellow, Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and Harvard UniversityEdmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Aaron was given the name Aaron H. Swartz on November 8th, 1986 in , U.S. He died on January 11th, 2013.

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Aaron Rodgers is a football player for the Green Bay Packers. Aaron was born on December 2nd, 1983 in Chico, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Aaron

Hank Aaron is a baseball player. Hank was born on February 5th, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama.

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Aaron is a saint. He holds the title Prophet and High Priest.

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Quinton Aaron is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2006. Quinton was born on August 15th, 1984 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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John W. Aaron is a scientist in the fields of physics and engineering. John was born in Wellington, Texas.

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Lee Aaron is a heavy metal music, hard rock, album-oriented rock, arena rock, jazz, and glam metal singing and songwriter. She has been prominent since 1980. Lee was given the name Karen Lynn Greening on July 21st, 1962 in Belleville, Ontario.

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How popular is the baby name Aaron in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 102 0 102
1881 94 0 94
1882 85 0 85
1883 105 0 105
1884 97 0 97
1885 88 0 88
1886 86 0 86
1887 78 0 78
1888 90 0 90
1889 85 0 85
1890 96 0 96
1891 69 0 69
1892 95 0 95
1893 81 0 81
1894 79 0 79
1895 94 0 94
1896 69 0 69
1897 87 0 87
1898 89 0 89
1899 71 0 71
1900 103 0 103
1901 80 0 80
1902 78 0 78
1903 93 0 93
1904 117 0 117
1905 96 0 96
1906 96 0 96
1907 130 0 130
1908 114 0 114
1909 142 0 142
1910 145 0 145
1911 187 0 187
1912 303 0 303
1913 417 0 417
1914 490 5 485
1915 553 0 553
1916 588 5 583
1917 601 5 596
1918 663 7 656
1919 645 0 645
1920 668 0 668
1921 697 0 697
1922 705 6 699
1923 626 8 618
1924 682 0 682
1925 655 11 644
1926 601 8 593
1927 553 6 547
1928 559 0 559
1929 475 6 469
1930 506 6 500
1931 466 9 457
1932 514 0 514
1933 464 0 464
1934 477 0 477
1935 465 5 460
1936 443 0 443
1937 470 5 465
1938 482 5 477
1939 471 0 471
1940 514 0 514
1941 563 0 563
1942 574 6 568
1943 558 8 550
1944 514 7 507
1945 485 0 485
1946 578 0 578
1947 689 8 681
1948 709 8 701
1949 802 7 795
1950 805 7 798
1951 877 11 866
1952 945 6 939
1953 907 8 899
1954 982 7 975
1955 1,107 11 1,096
1956 1,290 14 1,276
1957 1,355 11 1,344
1958 1,403 0 1,403
1959 1,556 13 1,543
1960 1,793 20 1,773
1961 1,895 10 1,885
1962 2,028 12 2,016
1963 2,090 12 2,078
1964 2,410 29 2,381
1965 2,441 28 2,413
1966 2,618 19 2,599
1967 2,931 19 2,912
1968 3,450 23 3,427 #88 boy name
1969 4,644 43 4,601 #61 boy name
1970 6,653 70 6,583 #52 boy name
1971 8,475 68 8,407 #41 boy name
1972 7,922 59 7,863 #40 boy name
1973 9,318 74 9,244 #34 boy name
1974 10,599 89 10,510 #32 boy name
1975 10,672 122 10,550 #32 boy name
1976 11,505 154 11,351 #30 boy name
1977 11,777 146 11,631 #32 boy name
1978 12,467 155 12,312 #32 boy name
1979 13,221 144 13,077 #32 boy name
1980 13,346 173 13,173 #34 boy name
1981 14,844 153 14,691 #30 boy name
1982 14,565 152 14,413 #30 boy name
1983 14,631 172 14,459 #29 boy name
1984 13,539 135 13,404 #29 boy name
1985 13,273 138 13,135 #33 boy name
1986 12,825 135 12,690 #33 boy name
1987 12,825 143 12,682 #34 boy name
1988 14,534 131 14,403 #31 boy name
1989 15,411 99 15,312 #31 boy name
1990 14,635 84 14,551 #34 boy name
1991 14,343 101 14,242 #31 boy name
1992 14,596 91 14,505 #30 boy name
1993 13,936 108 13,828 #30 boy name
1994 14,487 105 14,382 #28 boy name
1995 13,373 85 13,288 #30 boy name
1996 12,049 80 11,969 #34 boy name
1997 11,236 68 11,168 #33 boy name
1998 10,606 59 10,547 #37 boy name
1999 9,903 50 9,853 #38 boy name
2000 9,588 35 9,553 #41 boy name
2001 9,572 37 9,535 #42 boy name
2002 9,043 42 9,001 #43 boy name
2003 8,903 38 8,865 #50 boy name
2004 8,446 57 8,389 #53 boy name
2005 7,827 25 7,802 #57 boy name
2006 8,320 24 8,296 #57 boy name
2007 8,958 23 8,935 #51 boy name
2008 8,566 29 8,537 #50 boy name
2009 8,001 32 7,969 #54 boy name
2010 7,484 23 7,461 #55 boy name
2011 7,634 21 7,613 #50 boy name
2012 7,551 21 7,530 #51 boy name
2013 7,312 11 7,301 #51 boy name
2014 7,415 24 7,391 #50 boy name
2015 7,172 20 7,152 #52 boy name
2016 7,173 23 7,150 #49 boy name
2017 7,185 20 7,165 #47 boy name

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Popularity of Aaron as a first name

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Popularity of Aaron as a last name

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Common last names for Aaron

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Cohen
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Lewis
  • White
  • Martin
  • Green
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aaron U.S.
  White 66.02% 64.26%
  African American 25.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aaron

People with the last name Aaron are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Aaron

  • What name lists does Aaron rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Aaron? Aaron is the 101st most popular name of all time. In 2017 Aaron was the 47th most popular name. As a last name Aaron was the 2,241st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Aaron have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 579,589 babies born with the first name Aaron in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aaron to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aaron? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 102 new born babies.
  • When was Aaron first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aaron is Friday, November 10th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Aaron born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aaron was in 1989 with a total of 15,312 babies. That's a lot of babies named Aaron!
  • Random Aaron Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aaron ranks 24th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 129 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Aaron: Your name in reverse order is Noraa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Onaar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aaron? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,276 people with the last name Aaron.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aaron? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Aaron as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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