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The first name 
Darien

Darien is a first name for boys, occasionally also given to girls.

Darien is a well-known but special name!

Darien is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth boy, and therefore ranks at 1051 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,050 boys names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Darien.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name
 
Darien

Darien -
special, but at home in many states

You may not know anyone named Darien, but there’s a good chance you live in the same state as someone with that name. In fact, 36 states are home to men and boys named Darien. (To be fair, a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s entirely possible that there are still a few men and boys named Darien living in one state or another. If your name is Darien and you live outside of the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). And while the first name is present in many states, it is still not one of the popular ones. In Florida, which has the most people named Darien relative to the population, you still have to ask 8,276 men and boys their names before you hear Darien as an answer just once.

Darien has 6 letters 
and begins with a D

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter D is a quite popular first letter for boys’ names. That’s because 8.5% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters J and A are more common for boys' names.

With six letters, the name Darien is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 8.5% of all boys' names start with a D, this initial letter occurs nearly 2.5-times as often as all 26 letters on average – and the most common one of all the boys’ names starting with D is David.

Other names with 
D, a, r, i, e and n

If you take all the letters in the name Darien – D, a, r, i, e and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Darein or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Darien

If your name is Darien and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Darien

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Darien, you can simply say:

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Nut

This is how the name Darien is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Darien in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Darien

Darien

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Darien

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Darien is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

D
A
R
I
E
N

Have you ever waved the name Darien

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.

D
A
R
I
E
N

Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Darien sounds like this: