The elder brother of Moses in the Book of the Exodus, and in the Quran.
* 1969 , Portnoy's Complaint , Random House, 2002, page 145:
- And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well.
- - - - the Junior Prom with boys whose names are right out of the grade-school reader, not Aaron and Arnold and Marvin, but Johnny and Billy and Jimmy and Tod. Not Portnoy or Pincus, but Smith and Jones and Brown!
* 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.
* Aaron's bells
* Aaron's rod
* Aaron's serpent
* (nonstandard spellings of given name) Aaren, Aron, Arron
(en proper noun
*1850 (Dinah Craik), Olive , Chapman and Hall, page 151:
- Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
*::My pensive Sara ! thy soft cheek reclined, &c.
*:At which Miss Sara Derwent laughed, and asked who wrote that very pretty poetry?
* 2008 , The Northern Clemency , Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 175
- Olive learnt that her young beauty's name, so far from being anything so fine as Maddalena, was plain Sarah — or Sara , as its owner took care to explain. Olive was rather disappointed - but she thought of Coleridge's ladye love; consoled herself, and tried to console the young lady, with repeating
- 'I wish I was called Sara ,' she said out loud.
- 'Sarah?' her mother said. 'Why the heck is being called Sarah better than being called Tracy?'
- 'Not Sarah, Sara ,' Tracy said. 'There's no h , you say Saaara.'