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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bar"on
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  1. A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount.
  2. [Old Law] A husband; as, baron and feme, husband and wife.(R)

Note: ☞ “The tenants in chief from the Crown, who held lands of the annual value of four hundred pounds, were styled Barons; and it is to them, and not to the members of the lowest grade of the nobility (to whom the title at the present time belongs), that reference is made when we read of the Barons of the early days of England's history. . . . Barons are addressed as ‘My Lord,' and are styled ‘Right Honorable.' All their sons and daughters are ‘Honorable.'”

Etymology: OE. baron barun, OF. baron, accus. of ber, F. baron, prob. fr. OHG. baronot found) bearer, akin to E. bear to support; cf. O. Frisian bere, LL. baro, It. barone, Sp. varon. From the meaning bearerof burdens) seem to have come the senses strong man manin distinction from woman), which is the oldest meaning in French, and lastly, nobleman. Cf. L. baro, simpleton. See Bear to support

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  1. A very wealthy or powerful businessman ("an oil baron")
  2. A British peer of the lowest rank
  3. A nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Old French baron, Medieval Latin barō (not to be confused with classical bārō (“simpleton”)), possibly from Frankish *barō (“servant, man, warrior”), perhaps from *barô (“carrier”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (“to bear”). Possibly cognate with Old English beorn (“man, warrior”). Used in early Germanic law in the sense of homō (“man, human being”).

A Celtic origin has also been suggested, due to the occurrence of a Latin barones (“servos militum”) as early as the first century (Cornutus, On Persius' Fifth Satire). OED takes this hypothetical Proto-Celtic *bar- (“hero”) to be a figment.

  1. The male ruler of a barony.
  2. A male member of the lowest rank of English nobility (the equivalent rank in Scotland is lord).
  3. A particular cut of beef, made up of a double sirloin.
  4. A person of great power in society, especially in business and politics.
    A “robber ” or “robber knight” is an historic term and title of disdain.
  5. (law, obsolete) A husband.
    and feme: husband and wife

baron was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Esperanto, French, Javanese, Middle French, Norman, Old French, Serbo-Croatian, and Swedish

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 7 0 7
1913 6 0 6
1914 7 0 7
1915 13 0 13
1916 12 0 12
1917 7 0 7
1918 17 0 17
1919 7 0 7
1920 8 0 8
1921 10 0 10
1924 8 0 8
1925 6 0 6
1926 14 0 14
1927 7 0 7
1928 6 0 6
1929 5 0 5
1930 5 0 5
1931 10 0 10
1932 8 0 8
1933 13 0 13
1934 11 0 11
1935 11 0 11
1936 8 0 8
1937 12 0 12
1938 11 0 11
1939 10 0 10
1940 14 0 14
1941 12 0 12
1942 22 0 22
1943 16 0 16
1944 16 0 16
1945 19 0 19
1946 37 0 37
1947 35 0 35
1948 51 0 51
1949 29 0 29
1950 44 0 44
1951 32 0 32
1952 48 0 48
1953 50 0 50
1954 50 0 50
1955 49 0 49
1956 60 0 60
1957 48 0 48
1958 59 0 59
1959 55 0 55
1960 64 0 64
1961 94 0 94
1962 67 0 67
1963 76 0 76
1964 86 0 86
1965 97 0 97
1966 163 0 163
1967 117 0 117
1968 88 0 88
1969 82 0 82
1970 116 0 116
1971 96 0 96
1972 56 0 56
1973 83 0 83
1974 68 0 68
1975 68 0 68
1976 72 0 72
1977 52 0 52
1978 72 0 72
1979 52 0 52
1980 65 0 65
1981 58 0 58
1982 60 0 60
1983 63 0 63
1984 60 0 60
1985 72 0 72
1986 67 0 67
1987 91 0 91
1988 76 0 76
1989 75 0 75
1990 82 0 82
1991 62 0 62
1992 76 0 76
1993 62 0 62
1994 40 0 40
1995 66 0 66
1996 63 0 63
1997 52 0 52
1998 56 0 56
1999 60 0 60
2000 70 0 70
2001 61 0 61
2002 62 0 62
2003 64 0 64
2004 85 0 85
2005 73 0 73
2006 104 0 104
2007 156 0 156
2008 196 0 196
2009 157 0 157
2010 141 0 141
2011 130 0 130
2012 160 0 160
2013 133 0 133
2014 145 0 145
2015 133 0 133
2016 134 0 134
2017 151 0 151

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Baron U.S.
  White 80.61% 64.26%
  African American 3.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.12% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Baron

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Fun Facts about the name Baron

  • How Popular is the name Baron? Baron is the 3,347th most popular name of all time. As a last name Baron was the 2,234th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Baron have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,115 babies born with the first name Baron in the United States. That's more than enough people named Baron to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Baron? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Baron first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Baron is Tuesday, September 15th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Baron born? The highest recorded use of the first name Baron was in 2008 with a total of 196 babies.
  • Random Baron Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Baron is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Baron: Your name in reverse order is Norab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Onbra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Baron? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,308 people with the last name Baron.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Baron? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Baron 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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