What does Darin mean?
Darin /dar-in/ 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.
How popular is Darin?
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)
Prominent related forms of Darin are Darren (#496 in recent rankings), Darrin, Darron, Daron and Daren. Other variants, like Darran, are seldom used. These relations of Darin reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.631%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.084%, ▼86.7%), with the versions Daren, Darin, Daron, Darron and Darrin falling out of style. Darren has been the most recognizable form. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Darin and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Darin▼ is alike in pronunciation to Darian▼, Darien▼, Darion▼, Darrian▼, Darrien, Darrion▼, Darryan, Darryen, Darwin▼, Darwon, Darwyn, Deron▼, Derwin▼, Derwyn, Derwynn, Doran, Dorian▲, Dorien, Dorion, Doron, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorrin, Dorryen, Duran, Durwin and Durwyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Aarin, Dain, Daric, Dario▼, Darvin, Davin▼, Diarmi, Doram, Doroni, Farin, Garin, Jarin, Larin and Tarin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Darin.