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What does Darin mean?

Darin \d(a)-rin\ as a boys' name is pronounced DARE-en. It is of Old English origin. Possibly a form of Darren (Irish). Darin and the variants listed here are surnames. Usage may be to preserve a family surname or may be phonetic variants of the basic sound of Darin.


Darin has 10 variants: Daran, Daren, Daron, Darrin, Darron, Darryn, Daryn, Derren, Derrian and Derrin.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Garron and Terran.

Darin has 3 more related forms via Darren: Darran, Darring and Derron.

Darin has 2 feminine forms: Daria and Daryn.


Darin is a very popular first name for males (#469 out of 1220, Top 38%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#28912 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Darin for boys. Darin was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #213 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darin name in U.S.

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

Prominent related forms of Darin are Darren (#496 in 2014), Darrin, Darron, Daron and Daren. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.631%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.084%, down 86.7%), with the versions Daren, Darin, Daron, Darron and Darrin falling out of style. Darren (#496) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Darin and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Daren, Darin, Daron, Darren, Darrin, Darron in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Darin is alike in pronunciation to Darian, Darien, Darion, Darrian, Darrien, Darrion, Darwin, Darwon, Darwyn, Deron, Derwin, Doran, Dorian, Dorien, Dorion, Doron, Dorrin, Duran and Durwin. Other recommended similar baby names are Aarin, Dain, Daric, Dario, Darvin, Davin, Farin, Garin, Jarin, Larin and Tarin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Darin.