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

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

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