What does Darien mean?
Darien \d(a)-rien\ as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Darien) is of Greek origin, and Darien means "gift". Darien is a derivative of Darian: invented name from Adrian. Darien is also a form of Darion (Greek). See also Darrien.
Darien is an unusual given name for males. Darien is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (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 a year ago), Darrion, Darrien, Darion and Darrian are the prominent alternative forms of Darien (#978 a year ago). Usage of these boy names reached its highest in 1994 and has become much less since, with the forms Darian, Darien, Darrion, Darion and Darrian falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Darien▼ is pronounced similarly to Daran, Daren▼, Darin▼, Daron▼, Darran, Darren▲, Darrin▼, Darron▼, Darryen, Darryn, Darwin▼, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Derren, Dorian▲, Dorien, Dorion, Dorren and Dorrien. Other recommended similar baby names are Damien▲, Dariel and Davien. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darien.