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.
(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)
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)
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%).
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.