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The name Daria is popular in Russia. The short form is Dasha.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2005
Daria Morgendorffer: The name of the main character in the animated television show "Daria".
― Anonymous User  9/12/2005
There are a lot of pet names for Darya in Russian: Dasha, Dashen'ka, Daryushka, Dashunya, Dashechka, Danya... It's a lovely name to have. :)
darya_d  9/20/2005
It was my name you know and I'm very proud of it!
arha27  11/26/2005
Daria Werbowy is a Canadian supermodel. She's so cool!
SeaHorse15  12/29/2005
"Daria", also spelled "Darya", is a Persian name meaning "sea".
websurfer  3/14/2006
It makes me think of dairy.
― Anonymous User  5/22/2006
Nice name but I prefer Dara.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2006
Daria in Hebrew means God inhabits/dwells/lives (amongst...) with the combination Dar (dwell/inhabit/live) and Ya which means God.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2006
The name "Daria" has no connotation to God. It is strictly of Persian origin - Darayavaush, which means a person who keeps peace or has peace within him. Please don't add theism to a perfectly decent secular baby name.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2007
First of all the name is biblical so it's not completely a secular name.
Secondly the information I contributed is true information, I personally know a few girls that bear it with the theistic meaning, but it's rare.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2008
Daria means "pearl of wisdom" in Hebrew. The origin of the name came before Christianity - it can be found in Greece and Persia in the BC (or BCE) era. See the definition of "Darius" and "Dara" for more information.
freethoughtgal  12/26/2009
"Darya" means pearl of wisdom in Hebrew. I don't know where your information comes from, but it's false. The early Hebrew form of God was "Yah" and not "Ya."
freethoughtgal  12/26/2009
Daria Nicolodi (born 19 June 1950) is an Italian actress.
sweetbabe  11/21/2006
Daria Smolka was winner of "Supermodel of Russia 2003" contest.
sweetbabe  11/21/2006
Daria Komarkova is a Russian model.
sweetbabe  11/21/2006
Personally, I don't like the name Daria that much. I just don't think that it sounds nice. But, I absolutely adore the show Daria about a very sarcastic teenage girl. I'm pretty sure they don't play it anymore but it rocks.
writing the world  2/20/2007
I think Daria is a really cool name. Not many people have it and it's very pretty. Plus, Daria Morgendorffer is one of the most awesome, intelligent, and hilarious cartoon characters ever invented.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2007
There is a character in "Beavis and Butthead" named Daria, she is smart, sarcastic, and is somewhat cocky.
spaz123  6/11/2007
It is pronounced in Romanian the same as it is in Italian and Polish. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  7/3/2007
The name sounds quite blatantly Russian to me despite the awesome cartoon character Daria, so it sounds a tad out of place on people who don't have Russian or East European heritage. It's a pretty name, though, and I loved the cartoon. It rarely happens that the spin-off series is better than the series it sprung off from, and Beavis and Butthead was great!
slight night shiver  5/19/2008
Czech lawyer Klára Veselá-Samková and Indian activist Ivan Veselý have a daughter Daria Veselá.
Emilie007  9/8/2008
Meanings of the name can change due to time and sensibilities of the culture. Two more meanings of Darya include:

1. A name of Greek and Latin origin meaning "rich".
2. Wealthy; Upholds The Good

In regards to the Hebrew language, his interpretation of the name is valid and adds another meaning to the name, because of how it is spelled. It is up to the user to decide when there are choices.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2009
Ekaterina Alexandrovna Gordeeva, a famous pairs skater from Russia (her late husband Sergi Grinkov and she won two Olympic golds, and he later died at 28 on the ice), has a daughter named Daria Sergeyevna Grinkova.
gubidal092  11/28/2009
Also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
Sofia  7/28/2010
Wow, this name has extremely terrible ratings. Personally, I think it's rather nice.
Chrila96  11/13/2010
The set Italian pronunciation is "DAHR-Yah"-- incorrectly. While yes, I understand that to a large collection of ears it may sound as so... But I assure you that there is no slurring of "Ria" (REE-Ah) to "Ryah."


The "A" in "Da" is spoken as "Father." Roll your "R." Next, stress your "I" to "EE." And as previously stated, "A" is as in "Father."
Francesca  4/30/2011
The name Daria was given to 89 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Daria Mikhalevich is a popular and talented Russian photographer, blogger and a very interesting person.
creativelove  1/16/2015
I like the name Daria. I have a friend named that but she used to get teased about it and changed it to Darree. I like both.
Kangaroo  4/6/2015
Daria is my mother's name. I like it, it has a nice sound, it's short and easy to pronounce as well. She doesn't like it very much though. She says she has grown used to it, but wouldn't have any problem making a name change. Other people like family and friends like it as well. Only she doesn't. It has a nice meaning.
Stasiya  10/6/2015
I am Russian, married and living in Germany. We called our daughter Daria Beatrix. She is wonderful. We are calling her Daria Beatrix pervaja velikaja (first and great!). Name is rare here however it seems to be well accepted and not questioned too much. Our child seems to be proud of her name, however as you know most of girls in the age of 3-5 in these days prefer to be called Anna or Elsa because of the FROZEN movie for kids (:
ebrauns79  11/18/2015
DARIA is a little bit harsh and quite common, I think DERYA is unique, beautiful and has a better meaning. It means sea, ocean in Turkish.
annemarie98  11/30/2015
This name is originally *Persian*, and it is the WORD for SEA in Farsi. It's exactly as if you were to name your child "Sea" in English! :)

So, the meaning is far vaster and greater than anything you might have read!

Source: I'm a Persian-American born with this name. To demonstrate, people can be talking about going to the beach (we just call it sea) and I might turn my head, thinking they called me over.

All other languages (Greek, Russian, Hebrew, Arab) have adopted this name from Persia. Despite what the meaning in these languages ("kingly, wealthy") as well as the English encylopedia says, Daria is NOT a variant of the famous ancient Persian King Darius!
In our culture, Darius (really "Dariush," pronounced Daareeoosh) is a COMPLETELY different name & sound from Daria, the word for Sea. Ask any Persian person you meet what Daria means. :)
Dariagirl  12/7/2015
I regrettably changed this beautiful name as a teenager, because in English, the beauty from its meaning the sea is not apparent and it is also NOT pronounced the way English speakers intuit it. The pronunciation uses sounds/sound pairings completely unfamiliar to the English language, so it is difficult to convey as well as to say.

Some notes on the actual pronunciation
1) There is no long "e" sound in the middle, like in Maria. At all. It's more like Dar-Ya. That's it. Just two syllables, as in Darla.
2) The first A in "Dar" is a short vowel, NOT a long vowel (so, not like Darla :)). It is not like the "a" in "Bar," but like the "a" in "Dad" or "Map"! There's a very aaaaaaahhhh sound (like yelling aah, but more like the melodic, sensuous sigh of relief when stretching!)
3) The "R" sound in Farsi/Persian is slightly rolled, but more importantly, in the back of the throat. When English speakers try to pronounce my name correctly with the correct A it sounds more like "Dehr-ia." Dehr like the first part of "Merry."
2) The "Ya" is staccato.

You can listen to singer Googoosh say it in the old song, "Dokhtare Darya," meaning "Girl of the Sea," ie. Mermaid. :)

That said, having grown up being called Daria like on the MTV show by the name, I do now have a soft spot for the English pronunciation as well! I think it sounds bold, earnest and daring. I've had friends that prefer to call me by my Persian name, not the name I have now, due to its originality!
Dariagirl  12/7/2015
The name Daria was given to 125 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Daria is the name of several minor queens in books by Gail Carson Levine.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2016
Daria in Spanish, American, and German means rich. Irrespective of all the origins, the meaning of this name is same.
patrickdemps  7/29/2016
I don't know how a name that isn't indigenous can have an "American" name meaning. And any website that has "baby" in the title has dubious name definitions, at best, please don't trust them.
erb816  1/12/2017
Daria is a lovely name and I love Dasha as a nickname.
chockyboo  3/8/2017
My names Daria and it’s my favorite name, I hated it as a kid as it was unique and I wanted a name like Britney, but I’m 18 now and I adore the name. I can’t believe all the hate it’s getting in these comments and also saying it’s weird for non Russians to be named it, like that makes no sense! I think it’s one of the most beautiful names there is, everyone I knew growing up would always say it sounded like a princess name, and all my friends told me how pretty it was. I’ve never had anyone call me diarrhea or make fun of my name and I’ve never met anyone who thinks it sounds like Diarrhea. I don't know, maybe it’s just social etiquette, but I don’t see my other friends being told by strangers that they have a really pretty name so I believe these people genuinely like my name. I don't know why in this particular thread it’s getting so much hate but from my life experience everyone has always told me I had a beautiful name. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told at Starbucks how pretty my name is when I give them my name for my order. So to anyone who likes this name but might worry about naming their kids Daria because of all the negative opinions on the name in the comments, just know that I’ve never had this problem and if anything, like I have said, I’ve actually found that people really like my name.
DariaRaine  1/28/2018

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