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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.

Associated with: irish, great, surname, 20th century (modern)


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

Related boy names: Darian, Darrien, Deron, Dorran, Jaron and Terron.

Darren has 2 feminine forms: Daron and Taryn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Davren, Diren, ..

(female) Darne, Darrenne, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Darren for boys. 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 #496. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darren name in U.S.

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

Daren, Darian (#793 the previous year), Darin (#1882), Daron, Darran, Darrien, Darrin, Darron, Darryn, Deron, Derron, Jaron (#1305) and Terron are the popular varying forms of Darren (#496 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Darren were at the peak of their popularity 54 years ago (average #1023) and have become much less common since (#1748, 85%), with versions like Jaron becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darren, Daren, Darian, Darin, Daron in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darran, Darrien, Darrin, Darron, Darryn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deron, Derron, Jaron, Terron in U.S.

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

Similar 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 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.