The name Darren is used to a great extent; it has 36 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Daran, Dare, Dareon, Darian, Darien, Darion, Daron, Darran, Darrian, Darrien, Darrion, Darrun, Darun, Daryn, Daz, Deran, Deren, Derian, Derin, Derion, Deron, Derran, Derren, Derrin, Derrun, Derryn, Derun, Deryn, and Diron. Other English forms include the variant spellings Daren, Darin, Darrin, Darron, Darryn, and Derron. A variant of Darren in other languages is Dario (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish).
See also the related form, Zarren.
Darren is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1950s up to the 1960s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1965, 0.313% of baby boys were given the name Darren. It ranked at #52 then. The baby name has since markedly declined in popularity. In 2016, its usage was only 0.026% and its ranking #548, but it was nonetheless the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2016, 98% more boys were named Darren than the next most popular name, Darian.
Baby names that sound like Darren include Daren, Darin, Darrin, Darron, Dadrain, Dadrien, Dadrin, Daron, Darrun, Darryn, Darwenn, Darwenne, Darwin, Darwine, Darwinn, Darwinne, Darwyn, Darwynn, Darwynne, and Daryn.
† English pronunciation for Darren: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Darren is Actor Darren McGavin, born William Lyle Richardson, May 7, 1922 - February 25, 2006, Spokane, Washington.