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"Darian" is a male name also used in Bulgaria. Its meaning in this country is connected with the Bulgarian word "dar", which means "gift", and because Jesus Christ is "a Gift of God", in Bulgaria "Darian" and the other names beginning with "dar", have a nameday on 25th December.
-- iva_toneva  5/2/2006
I have seen this name listed as English, Gaelic meaning small great one.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2006
Have also seen the spelling Darrion and I like it much better.
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2006
Darian is a great name for a boy. I love the sound of this name. I don't mind it for boy or girl but lean towards a boy with this name.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2006
I love this name. It's also my son's name. It can be for both girl or boy but I think it sounds more like a boys name.
-- jjsrule2  12/15/2006
I love the name Darian! I named my daughter after this name but with my own spelling. Daryian. It's totally original just like her. Plus gives it more of a girly flare. :)
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2007
I love this name, especially spelled 'Darien.'
-- Elvenscholar  12/29/2007
This name should be used for males only, especially if pronounced ''DER-ee-an'' rather than ''DAHR-ee-an''. Daria is feminine, Darian is masculine. This is how it has worked with names like Brenna and Brennan, Brenda and Brendan, Trista and Tristan, Eva and Evan, Julia and Julian, and many more. It's become a cultural expectation.
-- slight night shiver  5/19/2008
Pronounced DAHR-yahn.
-- MaggieSimpson  11/23/2009
DAHR-yahn would most likely be a Slavic pronunciation of the name.
-- erb816  12/5/2009
I think it sounds pretty cool, but it's made up so I probably wouldn't use it.
-- Chrila96  8/28/2010
I think it derives from Darius, the same way Julian derives from Julius.
-- Chrila96  10/27/2010
This is definitely a males name. It's masculine and screams boy.
What is it doing under 'unisex'?
Fine name, but not for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2014
I personally like this name because it's my name. I am a girl and I know 3 other girls my age that have this name as well (early 20's). I don't know how it's "supposed" to be pronounced for a girl but when you say my name it sounds like DARE-ian even though it's spelled Darian.
-- mammabear  4/9/2015
You go GIRL!
-- godwhisprdmyname  8/10/2016
I love this name but only for a BOY.
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2015
Darian is the Welsh word for shield or crest.
-- samwise317  8/16/2015
I named my son this name and I LOVE it... BUT, I had a girl before I had him and Darian was the name I chose for her. I had first heard it used as a girl's name in the movie "Beautiful Girls" and fell in love with it. I had never even heard it before, so I had no previous bias toward it. My husband, on the other hand, actually knew a guy named Darian, so he fought against me naming our daughter this (we ended up naming her Jaydan). SO... when I had another child, and we knew he was a boy, there was no other name he was getting but Darian. Lol, I still don't know the meaning and original (true) origin of the name, but I do lean toward it being a derivative of Darius.
-- godwhisprdmyname  8/10/2016

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