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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.


Variations

Darren has 10 variants: Daren, Darin, Daron, Darran, Darrin, Darring, Darron, Darryn, Derrin and Derron.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Darian, Darrien, Deron, Dorran, Jaron and Terron.

Darren has 2 feminine forms: Daron and Taryn.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darren name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Daren, Darian, Darin, Daron, Darren, Darrien, Darrin, Darron, Deron, Jaron in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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.

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