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Darien is an upscale and trendy baby name, but it is not as popular as it once was. In the mid-twentieth century, it got to the top 400 list! As of 2021, it is only a top 2,900 option for boys.

Meaning of the name Darien:

Irish: unknown
French: from Airelle

Origin of the name Darien:

Darien is a spelling variation of the baby name Darian. Darian likely originated as an elaborated version of Darren. Darren became popular in the mid-twentieth century because of actor Darren McGavin. It was once a surname in Ireland with an unknown meaning, but some believe that Darren was a play on Darrell. Darrell comes from the French d'Airelle, a surname representing someone who came from Airelle.

Symbolism of the name Darien:

Darien has unclear origins. It is probably an elaborated version of Darren, which also has unsure meanings. Darren was a surname in Ireland with an “unknown” meaning. Darren could also be a play on Darrell, the English version of d'Airelle. The French d'Airelle was a surname representing families “from Airelle.”

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Gender of the name Darien:

Darien is a trendy name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Darien:


Number of syllables in the name Darien:


Emotion evoked from the name Darien:

Darien is a trendy and wholesome name for boys. It is wholesome and refined.

Alternative spellings for the name Darien:

  • Darrien
  • Darian
  • Darrian 
  • Daryen
  • Darryen
  • Darryan
  • Daryan

Nicknames for the name Darien:

  • Dari
  • Dare
  • Darie
  • Dary
  • Day Day

Popularity of the name Darien:

Darien was first a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1965 at rank 721. It did best in 1994 at number 383. As of 2021, Darien is a top 2,900 option.

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Famous people with the name Darien:

  • Darien Angadi (actor, singer, “Antony & Cleopatra”)
  • Darien Graham (journalist)
  • Darien Sills-Evans (actor, “One Bedroom”)

Dariens in popular culture:

  • Darien Taylor (character from “Wall Street”)
  • Darien Shields (character from “Sailor Moon”)
  • Darien Kjeldor (character from “Magic: The Gathering”)
  • Darien Lambert (character from “Time Trax”)
  • Darien Maugrim (character from “The Fionavar Tapestry”)
  • Darien (character from “Darien's Rise”)



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