What does Darren mean?
Darren \d(ar)-ren\ as a boys' name is pronounced DAR-en. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Darren is "great". Originally a surname, first used as a given name in the 20th century. In the TV series "Bewitched", the leading man was named Darren.
Darren is a very prominent first name for men (#243 out of 1220, Top 20%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Darren for boys. Darren was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #107 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is presently at #496. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Darren and corresponding names. Daren, Darian (#793 the previous year), Darin, Daron, Darrien, Darrin, Darron, Deron and Jaron are the popular varying forms of Darren (#496 the previous year). This boy name was at the peak of its popularity during 1960-1969 and has become much less popular since, with versions like Darian, Daron, Darron, Deron and Jaron becoming somewhat outmoded. Darren (#496) is the most chic birth name among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Darren▲ is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Darien▼, Darion▼, Darrian▼, Darrion▼, Darryan, Darryen, Darwin▼, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Derren, Dorien, Dorren, Dorrien, Dorrin and Dorryen. Other recommended similar baby names are Barren, Darrel▼, Farren, Garren, Jarren, Larren, Tarren and Warren▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darren.