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What does Darien mean?

Darien /da-ri-en/ as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Darien) is of Greek origin, and Darien means "gift". Darien is a version, with the suffix -en, of Darian: invented name from Adrian. Darien is also a form of Darion (Greek). See also Darrien.

Associated with: greek, gift


Darien has 3 variants: Darrian, Darrien and Darrion.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Darienna, Derien, ..

(female) Darienna, Darine, ..

How popular is Darien?

Darien is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#59769 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Darien for boys. Darien was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #383 in the U.S. in 1994, and is currently at #978. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darien name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darien outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Darien and affiliated names. Darian (#793 via latest list), Darion (#1915), Darrion, Darrien and Darrian are the prominent alternative forms of Darien (#978 via latest list). Usage of these forms of Darien was common among parents 20 years ago (adoption of 0.11%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.03%, down 74%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darien, Darian, Darion, Darrian, Darrien, Darrion in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darien and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Darien is pronounced similarly to Daran, Daron, Darran, Darren, Darrin, Darron, Darryen, Darryn, Darwin, Darwyn, Daryn, Deron, Derren, Derron, Dorien, Dorion, Doron, Dorren, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorrin, Dorryen, Duran, Durwin and Durwyn. Other recommended names are Aarin, Arien, Barden, Barren, Carden, Carmen, Carsen, Dadrian, Dagen, Daimen, Dain, Dalen, Darcey, Darek, Darel, Darias, Daric, Darick, Dariell, Dario, Darius, Darnel, Darsey, Darton, Darvin, Daven, Davien, Davies, Davyen, Dayten, Doriel, Fabien, Farren, Garin, Garlen, Garren, Garwen, Harben, Harlen, Jaren, Karmen, Laren, Larie, Marden, Marion, Marlen, Tarren, Varten, Warden and Warren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darien.