What does Darren mean?
Darren [dar-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.
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How popular is Darren?
Darren is a very prominent first name for men (#243 out of 1220, Top 20%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#90252 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Darren was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #103 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is presently at #541. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Daren, Darian (#787 the previous year), Darin, Daron, Darran, Darrien, Darrin, Darron, Darryn, Deron, Derron, Jaron (#1523) and Terron are the popular varying forms of Darren (#541 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Darren were at the peak of their popularity 55 years ago (average #1023) and have become much less common since, with versions like Jaron becoming less stylish.
Darren▼ is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Darien▼, Darrian, Darrion▼, Darryan, Darryen, Darwin, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Derren, Derrian, Derwyn, Doran, Dorian▲, Dorien, Dorion, Doron, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorrin, Dorryen, Duran, Durwin and Durwyn. Other recommended names are Aaren, Barden, Barren, Barrey, Dalen, Damyen, Darcey, Dargan, Darral, Darrel▼, Darrell▼, Darrence, Darro, Darvin, Daylen, Dayten, Derrek, Dorrel, Farran, Farrel, Farren, Farron, Garlen, Garran, Garred, Garren, Garret▼, Garrey, Garron, Harken, Harmen, Harrel, Jaren▼, Jarran, Jarred▼, Jarren, Jarret, Jerren, Karrel, Larran, Larren, Lorren, Marlen, Marten, Naren, Taren, Tarren, Tarrent, Tarron and Tarryn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darren.See names in meaning and etymology.