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First name origins & meanings:

  1. Persian: King
  2. Greek: Wealthy

First name variations: Daria, Darien, Darian, Darreus, Darrias, Darriuss, Darryus, Derrious, Derrius, Darrus, Derris, Dairus, Darieus, Darioush, Dariuse, Dariush, Dariuss, Dariusz, Darrios, Darus, Daryos, Daryus

Last name origin & meaning:

French: from the Late Latin personal name Darius, Greek Dareios, which was borne by various kings of ancient Persia, including Darius I (522–486 bc). The ancient Persian form of the name was Darayavahush, meaning ‘possessor’, from daraya(miy) ‘possess’, ‘maintain’ + vahu ‘good’, ‘well’. This became accepted as a Christian name in medieval Europe in honor of a saint martyred at Nicaea at an uncertain date.

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