What does Darrien mean?
Darrien /dar-rien/ as a boys' name. Modern combined name: possibly an elaborated form of Darren or a variant of Dorian. May possibly be a reference to the eastern part of Panama known as Darien, which later gave its name to one of New York City's posh suburbs. John Keat's famous sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Cortez" ends by comparing the poet's wonder to that of Cortez, glimpsing the Pacific Ocean for the first time "silent, upon a peak in Darien". Football player Darrien Gordon.
How popular is Darrien?
Darrien is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Darrien is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Darrien for boys. Darrien was first listed in 1993 and reached its peak rank of #892 in the U.S. in 1995, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Darrien and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Darrien are Darren (#496 via latest list), Dorian (#535), Darian (#793), Darien (#978), Darrin, Darron, Darrion, Daren, Darin, Darion, Daron and Darrian. Other variants, like Darran, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Darrien was at its highest in the year 1994 (usage of 0.35%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.09%, down 73%). Darren has been the overall favorite, although Dorian seems to be getting popular too, while versions like Darian, Darien, Darion, Darrian and Darin are no longer trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Darrien is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Darwin▼, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Derren, Derrian, Derwin▼, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrin and Durwin. Other recommended similar baby names are Barren, Barrie, Dadrian, Damien▲, Darbie, Dariel, Darrel▼, Darrick▼, Darrill, Darriq, Darrius▼, Darvin, Derrie, Farren, Farrier, Farrin, Garrie, Harrie, Jarrin, Larren, Parrie, Tarren, Tarrin, Warren▼ and Warrin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darrien.