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.
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)
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. in the 1960s, and is presently at #496. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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) ranked in the Top 1000. These relations of Darren were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (average #591) and are somewhat less common today (#928, ▼83%), with versions like Darian, Daron, Darron, Deron and Jaron becoming somewhat outmoded. Darren is the steady favorite.
Thinking of names?
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 similar baby 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.