What does Darrien mean?
Darrien /dar-rien/ [2 sylls.] 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 a year ago), Dorian (#535), Darian (#793), Darien (#978), Darrin, Darron, Darrion, Daren, Darin, Darion, Daron and Darrian. Variants like Dorion are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in the year 1994 (usage of 0.3465%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0922%, down 73.4%), with versions such as Darian, Darien, Darion, Darrian and Darin falling out of fashion. Dorian (#535) and Darren (#496) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)