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It was his last name, but a famous bearer of this name was the title character in "Donnie Darko."
-- patchworkgirl  2/5/2006
I've red somewhere that the origin of this name is Slavic, of course, and for the first time is shown on the teritory of Czech Republic and Slovakia during 18th century. This name is very popular in all former Yugoslav republics.
Meaning: the one that have been given (from God) to his parents.
Other script: Дарко (Macedonia, Serbia&Montenegro and Bulgaria)
-- darkosum  3/18/2006
Probably the name of a character in the book I'm writing. I love this name, it sounds mysterious and intriguing.
-- wefrox  5/19/2006
In Serbia Darko is the nickname for Dalibor. Dalibor is as common as Daniel in Serbia, so Darko is like Danny.
-- keiralinn  11/25/2006
(just for those non-Slavs who might wonder here)

Darko is not a nickname for Dalibor. Borko or Boro might be nicknames but Darko has a whole different etymology. I don't know how anyone would get Darko from Dalibor.
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2011
Feminine version Darka, as part of BoĹžidarka (meaning: the gift from god). Comes from Dorotea (Greek).
-- Anonymous User  1/27/2007
The name "Darko" in the name entry is referred as Slovene, Serbian or Croatian. This name is also wide spread in Macedonia and is also considered to be a Macedonian name. There is no reason not to mention this fact. Since this name is spread all over former Yugoslavia (and in this form it exists only in these countries), maybe you could make a reference about this. [noted -ed]
-- darkopavlovski  1/23/2008
Darko is one of the most popular Macedonian names.
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2008
This name would be SO funny in English. Donnie Darko immediately comes to mind. But what a cool surname this would be.
-- slight night shiver  5/19/2008

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