What does Darrien mean?
Darrien [dar-ri-en] 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.
(male) Derien, Dierien, ..
(female) Darni, Darrini, ..
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 1990 and reached its peak rank of #892 in the U.S. in 1995, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 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), Darin (#1882), Darion (#1915), Darryn, Darron, Dorien, Darrion, Derron, Darrian, Daron, Darran, Daren and Darrin. Other variants, like Derrin, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Darrien was at its highest in the 1960s (usage of 0.4%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.1%, down 76%). Darren has been the overall favorite, although Dorian seems to be getting popular too, while versions like Daren are no longer trendy.
Darrien is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Darwin, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Derren, Derrian, Derwin, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrin and Durwin. Other recommended names are Barren, Barrie, Dadrian, Damien▲, Darbie, Dariel▲, Darrel▼, Darrick▼, Darrill (see Darrel), Darriq, Darrius▼, Darvin, Davien, Derrie, Farren, Farrier, Farrin, Garren, Garrie, Garrin, Hadrien, Harrie, Jarren, Jarrin, Larren, Larrin, Parrie, Tarren, Tarrin, Warren▼ and Warrin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darrien.