[ 3 syll. da-rian, dar-i-an ] The baby boy name Darian is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is DEHR-iy-ahN †. Darian is used chiefly in the English language, and it is derived from Old Persian, English, and Old Greek origins.
Darian is a variant of the name Darius (English, German, Iranian, and Lithuanian) in the English language.
Darian is also a variant of the name Darren (English and Welsh) in the English language.
Darian is also a variant of the name Dorian (English, French, and German) in the English language.
Darian is somewhat popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1980s up to the 1990s. At the modest height of its usage in 1994, 0.033% of baby boys were given the name Darian. Its ranking then was #357. The baby name has since fallen in popularity. In 2015, its usage was 0.015% and its ranking #787. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Darian, Darius was the most widely used. In 2015, it was 94% more commonly used than Darian. There were times from 1994 to 1997 that the name Darian was given more often to girls, but it is more popular as a baby boy name today. In 2001, Darian as a baby boy name outnumbered its use as a girl name by 3 times.
Baby names that sound like Darian include Darrian, Dadriaan, Dadrino, Darien, Darion, Darrien, Darrion, Daruna, Dayaram, Dharana, Dorion, Doriun, Doronee, Doroney, Doroni, Dorriun, Dorronee, Dorroney, Dorroni, and Dyryn.
† Pronunciation for Darian: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"