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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Harun

HAnd + pRay + sOON

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Harun in Arabic)هارون
Quranic Nature
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Alternate spellings of HarunHaroon Harune Haroun Haroune Haroone Haron Haaroon Haarun Harune Harun Haroune Haroun Harowne Harown Haruwne
All of the above spellings are acceptable for this name. You may also create your own spelling.

Meaning of Harun

Harun is a direct Quranic name for boys that is mentioned 20 times in the Quran. It is the name of Prophet Harun (Aaron), brother of Prophet Musa (Moses). The name itself is not Arabic, since Prophet Harun lived before Arabs existed. Some sources say it means “mountain.”

And indeed We gave Musa the Scripture, and placed his brother Harun with him as a helper.(Quran 25:35)

114. And We blessed Musa and Harun.

115. And We delivered them and their people from the terrible disaster.

116. And We supported them, and so they were the victors.

117. And We gave them the Clarifying Scripture.

118. And We guided them upon the straight path.

119. And We left with them for later generations.

120. Peace be upon Musa and Harun.

121. Thus We reward the righteous.

122. They were of Our believing servants. (Quran 37:114-122)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 9th of November 2014 12:32:57 AM

    Can someone name his son Aaron?

  2. on Sunday 9th of November 2014 02:22:51 AM

    @1: Yes, Aaron is an acceptable name. In Islam all names are acceptable unless there is a good reason to forbid them, and for this reason all Western-style names are acceptable for Muslim children unless the names have a bad meaning. While most Muslims would prefer the Arabic version, you are free to use Aaron instead.

  3. on Tuesday 25th of November 2014 04:57:34 PM

    I have 3 questions, one my name is Haroon, may I be called aaron, second can I (and when)collect a comprehensive article on the name Haroon which will include name history its origin its language and Quranic verses about this and their reference. and past people having this name and their histories. and possible features or characteristics and stars , lucky no. of people possessing them, in general. Third what are the best possible matching names with the name Haroon such as Haroon rasheed.

  4. on Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:20:06 AM

    I would like to know the spelling of the name Harun. There are many variations such as Haroon, Haarun, Haroun etc…..does the spelling matter ? Which is the right spelling?

  5. on Tuesday 30th of May 2017 10:26:24 AM

    Meaning of Sanskrit boy names
    ■ Harun हरुण -a particular high number

    ● Narun नरुण -leader of men
    ■Arun अरुण – sun, red
    * Varun वरुण -water-god
    ♤ Tarun तरुण – youth, young
    * Karun करुण – miserable

    Bengali, Tamil name
    Barun बरुण- water

  6. on Thursday 13th of July 2017 02:37:13 AM

    My name is “Harune”. Don’t know anyone else with the same spelling and also i would like to see “Harune” written in Arabic.

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