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What does Darran mean?

Darran Pronunciation of Darran [dar-ran] as a boys' name. The name Darran means "great". Darran is an alternate spelling of Darren (Irish, Gaelic): originally a surname.

Associated with: great.


Darran has 8 variants: Daren, Darin, Daron, Darrin, Darron, Darryn, Derrin and Derron.

1 more alternative form via Darren: Darring.

Creative forms:
(male) Dabran, Darney, ..

(female) Darane, Darne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Darran Xzavier (D.X.), ..

How popular is Darran?

Darran is a rare given name for men. Darran is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Darran entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #1443 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darran name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Daren, Darin, Daron, Darren (#541 from current records), Darrin, Darron, Darryn and Derron are the popular variation forms of Darran appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Derrin, are uncommon. These forms of Darran were at the peak of their popularity 55 years ago (average #728) and are now much less common (#1837, 93%), with forms like Daren becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darran, Daren, Darin, Daron, Darren in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darrin, Darron, Darryn, Derron in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Darran is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Darien, Darion, Darrian, Darrien, Darrion, Darryen, Darwin, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Deron, Derren, Derrian, Derwyn, Dorian, Dorien, Dorion, Doron, Dorran, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorryen, Duran and Durwin. Other recommended names are Aaran, Abarran, Barra, Barrak, Barrat, Carman, Dacian, Daelan, Damian, Dargan, Darrah, Darrance, Darro, Darrol, Darrow, Darryl, Dasean, Dathan, Davian, Daylan, Daytan, Doram, Farran, Farrant, Farren, Farrin, Garlan, Garman, Garran, Garrat, Garrin, Garrman (see Garman), Garron, Harman, Jaran, Jarman, Jarrad, Jarrah, Jarron, Larran, Larren, Marlan, Orran, Taran, Tarren, Tarrin, Tarron, Tarryn, Warren and Warrin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Darran.

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