Darius

First Name
50k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
831
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page
Top Celebrities That Influenced Baby Names
Can you guess who ranks #1? Click each list to find out

How to Pronounce Darius

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Illinois, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Australia
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Trinidad and Tobago
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Georgia, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Louisiana, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Darius?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Darius mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Darius

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

Wiktionary

Borrowing from Latin Darius, from Ancient Greek Δαρεῖος (Dareîos), from Old Persian 𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎺𐎢𐏁 (Dārayavauš, “Upholder of good”).

  1. Name of several kings in Achaemenid dynasty of Persia, 6th to 4th century BCE.
  2. A male given name.

Darius was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Darius

Darius is a monarch. He holds the title Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Persia, Pharaohof Egypt, and List of monarchs of Persia. He was most prominent from -522 to -522.

Popularity:

Darius Rucker is a rock music, pop music, contemporary r&b, and country music musician. His ongoing career started in 1986. Darius was given the name Darius Carlos Rucker on May 13th, 1966.

Popularity:

Darius III is royalty. He has been prominent since 336. Darius was born as the child of Sisygambis in Iran.

Popularity:

Darius McCrary is an actor, singer, and singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to 1987. Darius was given the name Darius Creston McCrary on May 1st, 1976 in Walnut, California, U.S.

Popularity:

Shangela Laquifa Wadley is a reality television personality, actor, and drag queen. Shangela was given the name Darius J. Pierce on November 22nd, 1981 in Paris, Texas, U.S. Shangela is also known as D.J. Pierce.

Popularity:

Darius Guppy is a businessman. Darius was born as the child of Shusha Guppy in 1964.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Darius

Darius is a monarch. He holds the title Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Persia, Pharaohof Egypt, and List of monarchs of Persia. He was most prominent from -522 to -522.

Popularity:

Donovin Darius is a football player. He was most active from 1998 to 2007. Donovin was born on August 12th, 1975 in Camden, New Jersey.

Popularity:

Popularity:

Adam was born on May 10th, 1930.

Popularity:

Vincent was born on September 6th, 1955.

Popularity:

Saint Darius is a saint.

Popularity:

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
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 44 0 44
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 128 0 128
1964 124 0 124
1965 129 5 124
1966 125 0 125
1967 165 0 165
1968 173 0 173
1969 219 0 219
1970 267 6 261
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 507 10 497
1981 491 7 484
1982 493 0 493
1983 494 6 488
1984 608 7 601
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 1,935 12 1,923
1993 1,994 11 1,983
1994 2,198 16 2,182
1995 1,947 15 1,932
1996 1,781 13 1,768
1997 1,904 14 1,890
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 1,427 5 1,422
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 1,051 0 1,051
2009 954 0 954
2010 926 0 926
2011 765 0 765
2012 726 0 726
2013 718 0 718
2014 612 0 612
2015 577 0 577
2016 578 0 578

Explain the Trends

Do you know what increased the popularity of Darius or caused it to decline? Let us know below

Where is the name Darius popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Darius as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Darius as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in District of Columbia, Georgia, or Mississippi.

Popularity of Darius as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Darius as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, Texas, or Florida.

Common last names for Darius

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Fontenot
  • Jones
  • Young
  • Richardson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Darius U.S.
  White 20.10% 64.26%
  African American 73.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Darius

People with the last name Darius are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Darius

  • How Popular is the name Darius? Darius is the 985th most popular name of all time. As a last name Darius was the 28,679th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Darius have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 50,272 babies born with the first name Darius in the United States. That's more than enough people named Darius to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Darius? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Darius first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Darius is Tuesday, January 23rd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Darius born? The highest recorded use of the first name Darius was in 1994 with a total of 2,182 babies. That's a lot of babies named Darius!
  • Random Darius Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Darius ranks 43rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 27 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Darius: Your name in reverse order is Suirad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irdsau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Darius? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 831 people with the last name Darius.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Darius? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Darius as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Dariuss Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Darius

Name poster for Darius(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.