In the Bible, Moses’ brother Aaron was Israel’s first high priest and is remembered for his staff which blossomed miraculously. Popular in English-speaking countries since the Protestant Reformation. Aaron is also a character in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. This classic name has remained strong and steady in the top 50 for all but a handful of years since 1970.


  • Arabic: Forest, thicken, strength
  • Hebrew: High mountain, lofty, or inspired



International Variations

Harun, Arron, Aharon, Aaro, Aaren

Alternate Spellings


Famous Namesakes

Composer Aaron Copland, Actor Aaron Eckhart, Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron, Former Vice President Aaron Burr

Celebrity Babies

Son of Robert De Niro, son of Robert De Niro, Son of Paul O'Neill, Son of Michelle Phillips