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565k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
16k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Aaron

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Nicknames and Given Names for Aaron

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 657 11 646
1926 600 8 592
1927 552 6 546
1928 560 0 560
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 577 0 577
1947 689 8 681
1948 710 8 702
1949 803 7 796
1950 805 7 798
1951 879 11 868
1952 942 6 936
1953 906 8 898
1954 982 7 975
1955 1,107 11 1,096
1956 1,291 14 1,277
1957 1,352 11 1,341
1958 1,405 0 1,405
1959 1,555 13 1,542
1960 1,794 20 1,774
1961 1,892 10 1,882
1962 2,031 12 2,019
1963 2,090 12 2,078
1964 2,410 29 2,381
1965 2,445 29 2,416
1966 2,618 19 2,599
1967 2,930 19 2,911
1968 3,450 23 3,427 #88 boy name
1969 4,647 43 4,604 #61 boy name
1970 6,655 70 6,585 #52 boy name
1971 8,477 68 8,409 #41 boy name
1972 7,923 59 7,864 #40 boy name
1973 9,318 74 9,244 #34 boy name
1974 10,603 89 10,514 #32 boy name
1975 10,670 122 10,548 #32 boy name
1976 11,503 153 11,350 #30 boy name
1977 11,780 146 11,634 #32 boy name
1978 12,471 155 12,316 #32 boy name
1979 13,219 144 13,075 #32 boy name
1980 13,345 173 13,172 #34 boy name
1981 14,842 153 14,689 #30 boy name
1982 14,563 152 14,411 #30 boy name
1983 14,629 172 14,457 #29 boy name
1984 13,536 135 13,401 #29 boy name
1985 13,272 138 13,134 #33 boy name
1986 12,825 135 12,690 #33 boy name
1987 12,821 143 12,678 #34 boy name
1988 14,528 131 14,397 #31 boy name
1989 15,413 99 15,314 #31 boy name
1990 14,634 84 14,550 #34 boy name
1991 14,341 101 14,240 #31 boy name
1992 14,597 91 14,506 #30 boy name
1993 13,933 108 13,825 #30 boy name
1994 14,485 105 14,380 #28 boy name
1995 13,371 85 13,286 #30 boy name
1996 12,049 80 11,969 #34 boy name
1997 11,234 68 11,166 #33 boy name
1998 10,603 59 10,544 #37 boy name
1999 9,902 50 9,852 #38 boy name
2000 9,586 35 9,551 #41 boy name
2001 9,571 37 9,534 #42 boy name
2002 9,041 42 8,999 #43 boy name
2003 8,897 38 8,859 #50 boy name
2004 8,443 57 8,386 #53 boy name
2005 7,824 25 7,799 #57 boy name
2006 8,315 24 8,291 #57 boy name
2007 8,956 23 8,933 #51 boy name
2008 8,565 29 8,536 #50 boy name
2009 7,998 32 7,966 #54 boy name
2010 7,481 23 7,458 #55 boy name
2011 7,631 21 7,610 #50 boy name
2012 7,540 21 7,519 #51 boy name
2013 7,300 11 7,289 #51 boy name
2014 7,391 23 7,368 #50 boy name
2015 7,131 18 7,113 #52 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Aaron

  • How many people with the first name Aaron have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 565,089 babies born with the first name Aaron in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aaron to occupy the territory of Macau (China) with an estimated population of 557,400 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • 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 15,314 babies. That's a lot of babies named Aaron!
  • Random Aaron Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aaron ranks 22nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 64 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1976.
  • 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 Noaar. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Aaron" mean? The list below shows the origins of Aaron as well as things modernly associated with the name Aaron such as celebrities named Aaron.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Aaron

The name "Aaron" is 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)

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 With the Name Aaron

Aaron Burr

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

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

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

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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

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

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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  • Aaron Eckhart
    (actor)
  • Aaron Ramsey
    (soccer player)
  • Aaron Sorkin
    (writer)
  • Aaron Mooy
    (soccer player)
  • Aaron Carter
    (musician)
  • Aaron Tveit
    (actor)
  • Aaron Lewis
    (musician)
  • Aaron
    (saint)
  • Aaron Judge
    (athlete)
  • Aaron Ashmore
    (actor)
  • Aaron Spelling
    (actor)
  • Sharon Needles
    (drag performer)
  • Aaron Neville
    (musician)
  • Aaron Gordon
    (basketball player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Aaron

Hank Aaron

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

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Aaron

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

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Quinton Aaron

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

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

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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Jason Aaron

Jason Aaron is an influential individual.

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What does the name Aaron mean?

Ais for articulate, a regular wordsmith

Ais for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

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