[ 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 2012, its usage was 0.015% and its ranking #737. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Darian, Darius was the most widely used. In 2012, the name was twice as popular as 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)"