Meaning and name origin
Darren \d(ar)-ren\ as a boy's 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 popular first name for males (#243 out of 1220, Top 20%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Darren for boys. Darren reached its highest rank of #107 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Darren and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Darren (#496), Darian (#793), Darron, Deron, Jaron, Darrin, Darrien, Darin, Daron and Daren. (2014 statistics).
Darren▼ is also pronounced similarly to Daran, Darien▼, Darion▼, Darrian▼, Darrion▼, Darryan, Darryen, Darwin▼, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Derren, Dorien, Dorren, Dorrien, Dorrin and Dorryen. Other suggested similar baby names are Barren, Darrel▼, Farren, Garren, Jarren, Larren, Tarren and Warren▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darren.