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What does Daria mean?

Daria Pronunciation of Daria as a girls' name is pronounced DAR-ee-ah. It is of Greek and Persian origin, and the meaning of Daria is "maintains possessions well". Feminine of Darius, a Persian royal name. Darya also means "the sea" in Persian. Variants may also be feminine forms of names like Daryl and Darin. Also form of Dara.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, royal (queen), sea


VARIANTS Dari, Darian, Dariane, Darianna, Darice, Dariele, Darielle, Darien, Darienne, Darina, Darion, Darrelle, Darrian, Darya, Dhariana, Dorian, Doriane

RELATED FORMS VIA DARYA, DARYL Darah, Darel, Darille, Darra, Darragh, Darrah, Darrel, Darrill, Darryl, Darylin, Daryll

(female) Daro, ..

(male) Dadi, ..

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How popular is Daria?

Daria is a very prominent first name for females (#1579 out of 4276, Top 37%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#68973 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Daria was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #741 in the U.S. in 1998, and is at #1671 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Dara (#1170 LAST YEAR), Darian, Darice, Darien, Darion, Darrian, Daryl and Dorian are the prominent varying forms of Daria (#1671) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Daria was at its highest in the year 1994 (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and has become much diminished since. Daria is more widely used than the rest, though Dara has become popular as well over time, while Darian has lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Daria, Dara, Darian, Darice, Darien in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darion, Darrian, Daryl, Dorian in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daria and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Daria is alike in pronunciation to Daeira, Daira, Deora, Derry, Dora, Dorae, Dorah, Dorea, Doree, Dorey, Dori, Doria, Dorie, Doro, Dorri, Dorria, Dorrie, Dorry, Dory and Doura. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adria, Aria, Cearia, Dacia, Dada, Dalia, Dalit, Dalla, Damia, Damita, Damris, Dana, Danea, Dania, Danie, Danita, Danya, Darb, Darcia, Darda, Darinda, Darla, Darnae, Dasya, Datia, Datiah (see Datya), Davia, Dawna, Daya, Dayha, Decia, Docia, Dorita, Dorma, Drea, Fadia, Fania, Hadria, Jamia, Kalia, Karmia, Katia, Kazia, Kyria, Latia, Maria, Naia, Oria, Pazia, Razia, Saria, Tania, Tyria, Vardia and Zaria. These names tend to be less frequently used than Daria.