Pronunciation: da-hrre-hn
Origin: Ireland

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The name Darren is of Irish origin and is thought to have multiple meanings and origins. Some theories suggest that it is derived from the Irish first name Darragh or Dáire, meaning "oak tree". The oak tree is a majestic symbol in Celtic mythology, representing strength and resilience. Another possibility is that Darren comes from the Gaelic surname meaning 'great'. Additionally, the name has been linked to a Welsh mountain named Moel Darren and the French surname D'Airelle, meaning "of Airelle". The name Darren has a rich cultural background and is now considered a gender-neutral name. It has been used by various individuals from different professions, such as politicians, musicians, and journalists. The name's popularity increased after American author Zane Grey used the name Daren Lane for a character in his novel, and it gained further prominence in the 1960s through the television show "Bewitched".

Darren Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Darren is currently #476 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Darren is currently #476 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Darren is currently #470 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Darren is currently #470 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Darren

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  • Darren Shan: Darren Shan is the pen name of Darren O'Shaughnessy, an Irish author known for his young adult fiction series "The Saga of Darren Shan" and "The Demonata."