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What does Darring mean?

Darring Pronunciation of Darring [dar-ring] as a name for boys. The name Darring means "great". Darring is an alternate spelling of Darren (Irish, Gaelic): originally a surname.

Associated with: great.


9 alternative forms via Darren: Daren, Darin, Daron, Darran, Darrin, Darron, Darryn, Derrin and Derron.

Creative forms:
(male) Dering, Tering, ..


Middle name pairings:
Darring Kharter (D.K.), ..

How popular is Darring?

Darring is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#101654 out of 150436, Top 68%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Darring (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Darren (#541 via latest list), Darron, Darryn, Derron, Darrin, Daren, Daron, Darran and Darin. Adoption of these forms of Darring was widespread among parents 55 years ago (median #728) and has become significantly reduced since (#1837, 92.5%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Canning, Carling, Dadrian, Daine, Dallin, Daran, Dargan, Darian, Darias, Darick, Dariel, Darien, Darius, Darragh, Darral, Darrance, Darrel, Darrell, Darrence, Darrian, Darrick, Darrien, Darrill (see Darrel), Darrion, Darriq, Darrius, Darro, Darroch, Darrock, Darrol, Darrold (see Darold), Darroll, Darry, Darryan, Darryen, Darryl, Darryll, Darton, Darvin, Darwin, Darwon (see Darwin), Daryn, Davin, Daylin, Delling, Derren, Derrian, Derrie, Derrik, Derril, Derrill, Dervin, Derwin, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrin, Durbin, Durrant, Durwin, Erving, Farrin, Garrin, Harding, Hasting, Irving, Jarrin, Lansing, Larrin, Lorring, Manning, Masling (see Maslin), Starling, Tarrin, Waring and Warrin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Darring.

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