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Darius is a kingly name, dating back to Persian, Greek, and Roman regal families. It is now a popular option for children from any culture, however. Though once a top 200 name in America, Darius now has a top 600 ranking.

Meaning of the name Darius:

Persian: upholder of the good

Origin of the name Darius:

Darius is the Roman version of the Greek baby name, Dareios. Dareios is a form of the Persian name, Darayavahush. It comes from the ancient Persian words “daraya” and “vahu.”

Symbolism of the name Darius:

Darius means “upholder of the good” because of the ancient Persian baby name, Darayavahush. It comes from the words “daraya” and “vahu.” “Daraya” translates to “to possess” or “to uphold,” and “vahu” means “good.”

Baby name Darius

Style of the name Darius:

Classical

Gender of the name Darius:

Darius is a mature name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Darius:

DAR-ee-us

Number of syllables in the name Darius:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Darius:

Darius is a regal and formal name. It is strong and complex.

Alternative spellings for the name Darius:

  • Darrius
  • Daryus
  • Darryus

Nicknames for the name Darius:

  • Dar
  • Dari
  • Rius
  • Dare
  • Riri
  • Ri

Popularity of the name Darius:

Darius became a top 1,000 baby name in 1952 at rank 915. It became a top 500 option in 1972 at number 460. The name did best as a top 200 name from 1989 to 1999, coming in highest at rank 152 in 1990 and 1991. As of 2020, Darius is a top 600 option at number 591.

Related names for the name Darius:

Great middle names for Darius and their meanings:

  • Reid (lives near the reeds, red-haired)
  • Grey (grey-haired)
  • Anthony (priceless one, highly praiseworthy)
  • Ivan (God is gracious)
  • Nathaniel (given by God)
  • Alexander (defender of men)
  • Owen (youthful, noble, well-born)
  • Tucker (fuller of cloth)

Famous people with the name Darius:

Darius's in popular culture:

  • Darius (character from “The Hunger Games”)
  • Darius (character from “House of Night”)
  • Darius (character from the “Ascendance” trilogy)
  • Darius (character from “League of Legends” video game)
  • Darius (character from “Fullmetal Alchemist”)
  • Darius Kazemi (character from “EastEnders”)
  • Darius (character from “The Land of Elyon”)