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Darius

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Upholder of the Good
  • #972 All Time
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7k Darrius (Persian)

How popular is the name "Darius" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1882 6 0 6
1886 6 0 6
1892 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1910 7 0 7
1912 9 0 9
1913 9 0 9
1914 12 0 12
1915 13 0 13
1916 16 0 16
1917 27 0 27
1918 18 0 18
1919 17 0 17
1920 16 0 16
1921 16 0 16
1922 20 0 20
1923 17 0 17
1924 21 0 21
1925 16 0 16
1926 20 0 20
1927 25 0 25
1928 14 0 14
1929 13 0 13
1930 19 0 19
1931 17 0 17
1932 15 0 15
1933 14 0 14
1934 18 0 18
1935 15 0 15
1936 16 0 16
1937 20 0 20
1938 11 0 11
1939 25 0 25
1940 21 0 21
1941 23 0 23
1942 19 0 19
1943 19 0 19
1944 25 0 25
1945 15 0 15
1946 39 0 39
1947 33 0 33
1948 29 0 29
1949 29 0 29
1950 34 0 34
1951 40 0 40
1952 58 0 58
1953 45 0 45
1954 58 0 58
1955 67 0 67
1956 55 0 55
1957 77 0 77
1958 79 0 79
1959 73 0 73
1960 85 0 85
1961 98 0 98
1962 109 0 109
1963 127 0 127
1964 125 0 125
1965 129 5 124
1966 125 0 125
1967 165 0 165
1968 173 0 173
1969 219 0 219
1970 268 6 262
1971 267 8 259
1972 292 0 292
1973 285 0 285
1974 297 0 297
1975 312 6 306
1976 273 0 273
1977 368 8 360
1978 351 0 351
1979 468 6 462
1980 506 10 496
1981 491 7 484
1982 493 0 493
1983 493 6 487
1984 607 7 600
1985 616 7 609
1986 660 10 650
1987 916 14 902
1988 958 10 948
1989 1,525 21 1,504
1990 2,042 10 2,032
1991 2,125 7 2,118
1992 1,934 12 1,922
1993 1,995 11 1,984
1994 2,198 16 2,182
1995 1,947 15 1,932
1996 1,781 13 1,768
1997 1,903 14 1,889
1998 2,138 7 2,131
1999 1,703 0 1,703
2000 1,570 6 1,564
2001 1,573 7 1,566
2002 1,426 5 1,421
2003 1,289 0 1,289
2004 1,122 7 1,115
2005 1,137 5 1,132
2006 1,240 0 1,240
2007 1,092 6 1,086
2008 1,049 0 1,049
2009 953 0 953
2010 924 0 924
2011 764 0 764
2012 723 0 723
2013 715 0 715
2014 607 0 607

Want to know about the populiarty of Darius? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,097 babies born with the name Darius in the United States. That's more than enough Darii to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Darius" was in 1994 with a total of 2,182 babies. (That's a lot of baby Darii)

According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Darius" ranks #64 in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 19 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 1,703 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Darius popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Darius in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Darius" mean? The list below shows the origins of Darius as well as things modernly associated with the name Darius such as celebrities named Darius.

Persian

Origin and Meaning of Darius

The name "Darius" is of Persian origin, and it means "Upholder of the Good". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Darius Miles

Darius Miles is a basketball biography. Darius was born in 1981 in Belleville, Illinois.

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Darius Vassell

Darius Vassell is a football biography. Darius was born in 1980 in Sutton Coldfield, England.

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Darius Danesh

Darius Danesh is an actor, singer, songwriter, and musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Darius was born in 1980 as Darius Campbell-Danesh in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Darius Khondji

Darius was born in 1955 in Tehran, Iran.

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Darius Kasparaitis

Darius Kasparaitis is an ice hockey player. Darius was born in 1972 in Elektrenai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

Your name in reverse order is "Suirad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iaruds". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Darius born Sep 4, 2013

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Darius

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