What does Darien mean?
Darien /dari-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.
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 popularity of Darien for boys. Darien was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #383 in the U.S. in 1994, and is currently at #978. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Darien and affiliated names. Darian (#793 via latest list), Darrion, Darrien, Darion and Darrian are the prominent alternative forms of Darien (#978 via latest list). Usage of these forms of Darien was common among parents in the year 1994 (adoption of 0.391%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.038%, down 90%). (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Darien▼ is pronounced similarly to Daran, Daren▼, Darin▼, Daron▼, Darran, Darren▲, Darrin▼, Darron▼, Darryan, Darryen, Darryn, Darwin▼, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Deron▼, Derren, Derrian, Derrin, Derron, Derwin▼, Derwyn, Doran, Dorian▲, Dorien, Dorion, Doron, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorrin, Dorryen, Duran, Durwin and Durwyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Aaren, Aarin, Adrien▲, Arien, Barden, Barren, Barten, Brien, Carden, Carmen▼, Carsen, Dacian, Dadrian, Dagen, Daimen, Dain, Dalen, Dallen, Dalten, Damen, Damian▲, Damien▲, Damion▼, Damyen, Danie, Daniel, Darbey, Darbie, Darcel, Darcey, Darek, Darel, Dargan, Darias, Daric, Darick, Dariel, Dariell, Dariess, Dario▼, Darius▲, Darnel, Darrel▼, Darsey, Darton, Darvin, Daven, Davian▲, Davie, Daviel, Davien, Davies, Davin▼, Davion▼, Davyen, Daylen, Dayten, Derwynn, Diarmi, Doram, Doriel, Doroni, Fabien, Farin, Farren, Garen, Garin, Garion, Garlen, Garmen, Garren, Garven, Garwen, Hadrien, Harben, Harden, Harken, Harlen, Harmen, Jaren▼, Jarin, Jarren, Karmen, Laren, Larie, Larin, Larren, Larsen, Marden, Marion▼, Marlen, Marten, Marven, Naren, Parken, Taren, Tarin, Tarren, Varden, Varten, Warden and Warren▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darien.