I used to be friends with a theatrical guy named Darius. He was pretty cool. It's not a bad name, just basic.
noisynora  2/20/2021
In South Africa in the 1980s there was a rugby player called Darius Botha; he is Afrikaans, and his more famous brother, Ignatius Botha, known as Naas, seems to suggest that the parents liked -us names. Darius is pronounced DAH ree uhs, where uh is a schwa.
Anneza  4/28/2020
Darius Rucker (b.1966) is an American singer who is the leader of the band Hootie & The Blowfish.
wh0sbad  7/31/2019
This name is all Hootie to me, which makes me dislike it. It's too bad, because I think I would have liked the name if Hootie had never gotten famous. Maybe someday I'll meet a man named Darius who will make me like it. I hope so.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2018
I really like this name. I'm using it for the evil character in a book I'm writing, as personally (and no offense to those who have the name) I think it portrays a hint of evil and darkness.
InterestedInNames  2/2/2018
I love this name, I'm thinking of calling one of my future sons this, I also love the nickname Dari (Kind of like Harry, but which an D, not an H) I'll give him two middle names that he can go by in case he doesn't like it.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2017
Steponas Darius (1896-1933) was Lithuanian-American pilot who crossed Atlantic Ocean in 1933. Form Darius (Dah-ryus) is more popular in Lithuania than Darijus because many of people are named after transatlantic pilot, the national hero of country. Also there is the word "daryti" (in English - to do) in Lithuanian language. [noted -ed]
sktonas  4/12/2017
In our country Lithuania, more popular DARIUS name and Darijus is betveen rare names.
Darius - from the ancient Persian name Dârayavahus: dâraya [= manage] and Váhu [= wealth, goods]. The name later adapted the Greeks and the Romans, and it became easier (Darius). Less credible hypothesis that the name comes from the Lithuanian word Darus [= active].
From Lithuania  12/10/2015
Darius III of Persia, famously known for his part in the battle of Issus 333B. C against Alexander the Great. Can be seen depicted on a mosaic in the house of the Faun in Pompeii.
C23  7/28/2015
The name Darius is so cool and badass! :D It's SERIOUSLY underrated. This name rocks! :D.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2015
I like this quite a bit. I hope it come to mainstream popularity and replace all those "Jaydens" and "Kylers."
Jason Malcolm  3/12/2014
In the novel series "House of Night" one of the characters has this name.
He's a strong and powerful warrior. The only one who isn't under the influence of the school's headmistress.
He's following Zoey Blackbird.
This is a very nice character. He's a real man, macho and all those things, but he has also some soft spots in his character.
The name by the way is really liked by me. In my opinion, this name was a good choice for this warrior. Can't say why, but sometimes you can feel that a name is just perfect for a character.
bella_forks  8/28/2011
Darius is *not* the Lithuanian form; the correct Lithuanian form of Darius is Darijus.
Lucille  3/22/2010
This is a really cool name.
SandSea  2/26/2010
It's just a great name! And all of the female forms are beautiful, too- Daria, Darina and Dariana.
Ravynne  2/13/2010
It's my name :) I like it. It's not very rare where I live but quite unusual.
shark555  6/8/2009
Pronounced "DAHR-ee-uws".
Emilie007  9/8/2008
Darius Rucker is a famous bearer of the name. He is the lead singer for the band Hootie & the Blowfish.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2008
This is the name of a character in the book Inkheart by Cornelia Funke which is soon going to be a HUGE movie!
Naticati14  10/19/2007
In Lithuania there is also a name Darius, which means 'to do'.
monie  6/1/2007
It is a Persian name coming from "Dariush" who was a great Persian king that invaded Greece. Your information is wrong, it was not Dariush who was defeated at Marathon but his son Xerxes, please change that!

Also, this name has Persian origins and got into Europe by Romans who later translated Persian Wars into Latin.
artemixra  7/23/2006
The forces of Darius were defeated at Marathon; the navy of Xerxes I was defeated at Salamis.
Mike C  7/26/2006
French composer Darius Milhaud. (Incidentally, there is no truth to the story that his real name was Marius Dilhaud.)
Kosta  5/18/2006
The only Darius that comes to mind is Darius Danesh, who was turned away from Pop Idol, to return again the following year (with less hair) and became a hit! (For a while anyway)
― Anonymous User  11/2/2005
I think the name "Darus" is probably related to Darius. Of course the only place I've heard the name was my maternal grandfather, Darus Ames Guy, and one of my cousins.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2005

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