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What does Darryn mean?

Darryn Pronunciation of Darryn [dar-ryn] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Darryn is an alternate spelling of Darin (Old English): possibly a transcription of Darren (Irish).

Associated with: old english.


Darryn has 11 variants: Daran, Daren, Daron, Darran, Darrin, Darron, Daryn, Derren, Derrian, Derrin and Derron.

1 more related form via Darin, Darren: Darring.

Creative forms:
(male) Darno, Doryn, ..

(female) Darreen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Darryn Ronin (D.R.), ..

How popular is Darryn?

Darryn is a rare given name for males. Darryn is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Darryn was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #1212 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darryn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Darren (#541 last year), Darron, Daryn, Derron, Darrin, Daran, Darin, Daron, Darran and Daren are the prominent variation forms of Darryn. Other forms, like Derrin, are uncommon. These relations of Darryn were favored as baby names in the 1960s (adoption of 0.4%) and are now much less widespread, with forms like Daren becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darryn, Daran, Daren, Darin, Daron in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darran, Darren, Darrin, Darron, Daryn, Derron in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Darryn is pronounced similarly to Darian, Darien, Darion, Darrian, Darrion, Darryan, Darryen, Darwin, Darwon, Darwyn, Deron, Derwin, Derwynn, Doran, Dorian, Dorien, Dorion, Doron, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrian, Dorrin, Dorryen, Duran and Durwin. Other recommended names are Aaryn, Barren, Barron, Barry, Carwyn, Dalyn, Darcy, Dargan, Darrah, Darral, Darrel, Darriq, Darrol, Darrow, Darry, Darsy, Darton, Darvin, Daryl, Davyn, Derry, Derryl, Farran, Farren, Farrin, Farron, Garlyn, Garren, Garrin, Garryk (see Garrick), Garwyn, Harlyn, Jarran, Jarren, Jarrin, Jarron, Jarryd, Jaryn, Larran, Larrin, Larron, Mardyn (see Marden), Marvyn, Parry, Tarran, Tarren, Tarrin, Tarryn, Terryn and Warrin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darryn.