- a masculine name
- Bible the older brother of Moses and first high priest of the Hebrews: Ex. 4, 40:13-16
Origin of AaronLate Latin from Classical Greek Aar?n from Classical Hebrew (language) aharon, literally , the exalted one
- The given name was exclusively Jewish in the Middle Ages, taken up by Gentiles in the 17th century, and popular among both in the end of the 20th century.
From Hebrew אהרן (Ahărōn), 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", or "woe to this pregnancy".