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Boy Name: Darren

Name: Darren
Pronunciation: \d(ar)-ren\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: great
Origin: Irish
Related Names: Darian, Darrien, DeRon, Dorran, Jaron, Terron
Sounds Like: Darien, Derren, Darryen, Dorren, Tarren
Variant forms: Daren, Darin, Daron, Darran, Darrin, Darring, Darron, Darryn, Derrin, Derron
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 243


Darren \d(ar)-ren\ as a boy's name is pronounced DARE-en. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Darren is "great". Originally a surname, first used as a given name in the 20th century. In the TV series "Bewitched", the leading man was named Darren.

Darren has 10 variant forms: Daren, Darin, Daron, Darran, Darrin, Darring, Darron, Darryn, Derrin and Derron.

For more information, see also related names Darian, Darrien, DeRon, Dorran, Jaron and Terron.

Baby names that sound like Darren are Darien, Derren, Darryen, Dorren and Tarren.

View a list of the 9 names that reference Darren.


Darren is a very popular first name for men (#243 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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