[ 3 syll. da-ria, dar-ia ] The baby girl name Daria is pronounced DAAR-iy-ah, DAER-iy-ah or DEHR-iy-ah in English, or DAAR-Yaa in Italian, Polish and Romanian †. Daria's language of origin is Hebrew, Old Persian, and Old Greek. It is predominantly used in English, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, and Russian. From Old Persian roots, its meaning is 'protector, wealthy, possessor of good, upholder of good' - in this context, Daria can be used in the English, German, Italian, Polish, and Romanian languages. It is derived from daraya meaning 'to possess, to hold, to maintain' ; vahu 'good, well'. An older form of the name is Dareia (Old Greek). The 3rd-century Saint Daria was martyred with her husband Chrysanthus under the Roman emperor Numerian.
In addition, Daria is a form of the English Dara.
Daria is also a familiar form (Russian) of the English Dorothy.
Daria is the feminine version of the English, German, Iranian, and Lithuanian Darius.
The name Daria is widely used; it has 39 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of Daria include Darena, Dari, Darian, Dariana, Dariane, Darianna, Dariele, Darielle, Darien, Darienne, Darija, Darion, Darissa, Daría, Darrelle, Darria, Darriah, Darrian, Darrien, Darrion, Darrya, Darryah, Daryia, Dhariana, and Dorian. Other English forms include the spelling variants Darya (used in Russian as well) and Daryah.
Forms used in foreign languages include Darice (Greek), Darie (Czech), Dariya (Russian), Darja (Czech, Russian, and Slavic), and Tarja (Finnish). Specific foreign variants include the familiar forms Dana (Polish), Darina (Czech), Darinka (Czech), Darka (Czech), Daruska (Czech), Daryna (Ukrainian), and Dasha (Russian).
Daria is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1998, 0.015% of baby girls were named Daria. It was #741 in rank then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Daria, Dorothy was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Daria include Darria, Daryia, Derrea, Darya, Daracha, Daraka, Darcea, Darelle, Darija, Darissa, Dariya, Darriah, Darrya, Darryah, Daruska, Deidrie, Derecca, Derecka, Dereka, and Derica.
† Pronunciation for Daria: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"