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Aaron

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572k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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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 656 11 645
1926 601 8 593
1927 551 6 545
1928 561 0 561
1929 475 6 469
1930 506 6 500
1931 466 9 457
1932 514 0 514
1933 463 0 463
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 513 0 513
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 710 8 702
1949 802 7 795
1950 805 7 798
1951 878 11 867
1952 943 6 937
1953 905 8 897
1954 984 7 977
1955 1,106 11 1,095
1956 1,290 14 1,276
1957 1,354 11 1,343
1958 1,404 0 1,404
1959 1,555 13 1,542
1960 1,793 20 1,773
1961 1,894 10 1,884
1962 2,029 12 2,017
1963 2,090 12 2,078
1964 2,408 29 2,379
1965 2,445 29 2,416
1966 2,618 19 2,599
1967 2,932 19 2,913
1968 3,449 23 3,426 #88 boy name
1969 4,647 43 4,604 #61 boy name
1970 6,655 70 6,585 #52 boy name
1971 8,476 68 8,408 #41 boy name
1972 7,922 59 7,863 #40 boy name
1973 9,320 74 9,246 #34 boy name
1974 10,601 89 10,512 #32 boy name
1975 10,672 122 10,550 #32 boy name
1976 11,504 153 11,351 #30 boy name
1977 11,781 146 11,635 #32 boy name
1978 12,470 155 12,315 #32 boy name
1979 13,218 144 13,074 #32 boy name
1980 13,345 173 13,172 #34 boy name
1981 14,844 153 14,691 #30 boy name
1982 14,564 152 14,412 #30 boy name
1983 14,630 172 14,458 #29 boy name
1984 13,537 135 13,402 #29 boy name
1985 13,272 138 13,134 #33 boy name
1986 12,826 135 12,691 #33 boy name
1987 12,825 143 12,682 #34 boy name
1988 14,535 131 14,404 #31 boy name
1989 15,411 99 15,312 #31 boy name
1990 14,634 84 14,550 #34 boy name
1991 14,342 101 14,241 #31 boy name
1992 14,597 91 14,506 #30 boy name
1993 13,935 108 13,827 #30 boy name
1994 14,486 105 14,381 #28 boy name
1995 13,372 85 13,287 #30 boy name
1996 12,049 80 11,969 #34 boy name
1997 11,233 68 11,165 #33 boy name
1998 10,606 59 10,547 #37 boy name
1999 9,903 50 9,853 #38 boy name
2000 9,586 35 9,551 #41 boy name
2001 9,571 37 9,534 #42 boy name
2002 9,043 42 9,001 #43 boy name
2003 8,900 38 8,862 #50 boy name
2004 8,445 57 8,388 #53 boy name
2005 7,825 25 7,800 #57 boy name
2006 8,318 24 8,294 #57 boy name
2007 8,956 23 8,933 #51 boy name
2008 8,565 29 8,536 #50 boy name
2009 7,999 32 7,967 #54 boy name
2010 7,484 23 7,461 #55 boy name
2011 7,634 21 7,613 #50 boy name
2012 7,543 21 7,522 #51 boy name
2013 7,308 11 7,297 #51 boy name
2014 7,406 23 7,383 #50 boy name
2015 7,163 19 7,144 #52 boy name
2016 7,140 22 7,118 #49 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

  • How Popular is the name Aaron? Aaron is the 102nd most popular name of all time. In 2016 Aaron was the 49th 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 572,326 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 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aaron ranks 41st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 444 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1971.
  • 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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