Meaning and Origin of: Aaron

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Shining light
  • Arabic : Messenger

Family name origins & meanings

  • Mainly Jewish : from the Biblical Hebrew personal name Aharon, which was borne by the first high priest of the Israelites, the brother of Moses (Exodus 4:14). Like Moses, it is probably of Egyptian origin, with a meaning no longer recoverable. In some countries Aaron was also a gentile personal name; not all occurrences of the surname are Jewish.

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