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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%) 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. during 1960-1969, and is presently at #496. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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, Daron, Darrien, Darrin, Darron, Deron and Jaron are the popular varying forms of Darren (#496 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4081%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.0711%, down 82.6%), with versions like Darian, Daron, Darron, Deron and Jaron becoming somewhat outmoded. Darren (#496) is the most chic birth name among these. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Darren and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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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