Darren

First Name
102k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
129
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Darren

"Darren" is a name of American origin, and it means "Of unknown meaning". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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A twentieth-century invention, possibly from a rare Irish surname of obscure meaning, possibly from Dara or Daragh, meaning "oak". It is also the name of an old silver mine near Aberystwyth, Wales.

  • The name became popular, particularly in the UK, because of a character in the 1960s American TV series Bewitched, actually spelled Darrin.
  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Darren

Darren Aronofsky is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Darren was born on February 12th, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

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Darren Criss is an actor, singer, songwriter, co-owner of starkid productions, starkid productions, and co-owner ofstarkid productions. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Darren was given the name Darren Everett Criss on February 5th, 1987 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Darren Sharper is a football player. He was most prominent from 1997 to 2010. Darren was born on November 3rd, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Darren Fletcher is a soccer player for the West Bromwich Albion F.C., Manchester United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Manchester United F.C., Scotland national under-20 football team, Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national football B team. Darren was born on February 1st, 1984 in Dalkeith, Scotland.

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Darren Hayes is a pop music, pop rock, and electronica musician. He was most active from 1993 to present. Darren was given the name Darren Stanley Hayes on May 8th, 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Darren was born on November 2nd, 1983 in Union Township, Union County, New Jersey.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Darren

His career lasted from 1956 to 2001. James was given the name James William Ercolani on June 8th, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Kurt Darren is a musician. His ongoing career started in 1995. Kurt was given the name Kurt Johan van Heerden on February 19th, 1970 in Pretoria.

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Eva Darren is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1963 to present. Eva was born on July 1st, 1943 in Philippines.

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Darren is an athlete for the CD Mensajero.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1936 7 0 7
1939 6 0 6
1941 7 0 7
1942 5 0 5
1943 6 0 6
1945 9 0 9
1946 8 0 8
1947 11 0 11
1948 7 0 7
1949 5 0 5
1950 10 0 10
1951 22 0 22
1952 68 0 68
1953 43 0 43
1954 39 0 39
1955 34 0 34
1956 50 5 45
1957 79 6 73
1958 425 7 418
1959 1,308 12 1,296
1960 2,225 15 2,210
1961 1,796 17 1,779
1962 1,935 8 1,927
1963 2,088 7 2,081
1964 2,658 14 2,644
1965 5,962 25 5,937 #52 boy name
1966 4,756 36 4,720 #63 boy name
1967 4,468 28 4,440 #63 boy name
1968 4,673 30 4,643 #59 boy name
1969 4,692 29 4,663 #60 boy name
1970 4,230 33 4,197 #75 boy name
1971 3,174 18 3,156 #100 boy name
1972 2,686 11 2,675
1973 2,304 11 2,293
1974 2,085 11 2,074
1975 2,050 16 2,034
1976 1,708 14 1,694
1977 1,516 13 1,503
1978 1,469 14 1,455
1979 1,514 10 1,504
1980 1,544 11 1,533
1981 1,431 5 1,426
1982 1,499 12 1,487
1983 1,617 17 1,600
1984 1,564 14 1,550
1985 1,719 19 1,700
1986 1,592 14 1,578
1987 1,614 16 1,598
1988 1,608 11 1,597
1989 1,635 10 1,625
1990 1,512 7 1,505
1991 1,313 7 1,306
1992 1,330 7 1,323
1993 1,438 6 1,432
1994 1,455 11 1,444
1995 1,290 0 1,290
1996 1,138 0 1,138
1997 1,020 0 1,020
1998 1,032 5 1,027
1999 1,029 0 1,029
2000 1,006 0 1,006
2001 949 0 949
2002 969 0 969
2003 977 0 977
2004 891 0 891
2005 864 0 864
2006 824 0 824
2007 875 0 875
2008 798 0 798
2009 765 0 765
2010 695 0 695
2011 681 0 681
2012 667 0 667
2013 592 0 592
2014 566 0 566
2015 525 0 525
2016 524 0 524
2017 464 7 457

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Popularity of Darren as a first name

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Popularity of Darren as a last name

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Common last names for Darren

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  • Brown
  • Wright
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Darren U.S.
  White 53.49% 64.26%
  African American 35.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Darren

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

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Fun Facts about the name Darren

  • What name lists does Darren rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Darren? Darren is the 634th most popular name of all time. As a last name Darren was the 131,379th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Darren have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 102,150 babies born with the first name Darren in the United States. That's more than enough people named Darren to occupy the territory of Aruba (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 101,484 (as of September 29, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Darren? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Darren first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Darren is Wednesday, July 28th, 1915.
  • What year had the most people named Darren born? The highest recorded use of the first name Darren was in 1965 with a total of 5,937 babies. That's a lot of babies named Darren!
  • Random Darren Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Darren ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 16 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Darren: Your name in reverse order is Nerrad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ranred. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Darren? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 129 people with the last name Darren.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Darren? Darren is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • 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).
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