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What does Darrien mean?

Darrien Pronunciation of Darrien 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH modern, famous, peak (mountain)


VARIANTS Darian, Darion, Darrian, Darrion, Darryan, Darryen

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA DARREN, DORIAN Daren, Darin, Daron, Darran, Darrin, Darring, Darron, Darryn, Derrin, Derron, Dorien, Dorion, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorryen



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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)

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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Darrien are Dorian (#521 VIA LATEST LIST), Darren (#652), Darian (#833), Darien (#1269), Darion (#1933), Daren, Darrion, Derron, Darryn, Darron, Darrian, Darrin, Darran, Daron, Darin and Dorien. 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 79%). Darren has been the overall favorite, although Dorian seems to be getting popular too, while versions like Darin are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darrien, Daren, Darian, Darien, Darin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darion, Daron, Darran, Darren, Darrian in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorian, Dorien in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Darrien is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Daren, Daron, Darran, Darrin, Darron, Darryn, Darwin, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Derren, Derrian, Derrin, Derron, Derwin, Dorien, Dorion, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorrin, Dorryen and Durwin. Other recommended sound-alike names are Barren, Barrie, Dadrian, Damien, Darbie, Dariel, Darrel, Darrick, Darrill (see Darrel), Darring, 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.