Latin, Greek, Persian
"possessing goodness"

Darius Origin and Meaning

The name Darius is a boy's name of Greek, Persian origin meaning "possessing goodness".

Darius is a historic name via Emperor Darius the Great, a key figure in ancient Persian history, and several other Persian kings. His name today has an appealingly artistic image, which might well be found on a concert program or gallery announcement.

Among its cultural inspirations is composer Darius Milhaud. Journalist Christiane Amanpour, who was raised in Tehran, named her son Darius.

# 728 in the US

Darius Rank in US Top 1000

# 260 on Nameberry

Darius Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Darius Popularity

Famous People Named Darius

  • Darius IIII, Kings of Persia
  • Darius Carlos RuckerAmerican pop and country singer formerly of Hootie & the Blowfish
  • Darius Jermaine ButlerAmerican football player
  • Darius ReynaudAmerican football player
  • Darius FlemingAmerican football player
  • Darius BoydAustralian rugby league footballer
  • Darius Aaron MorrisAmerican basketball player
  • Darius SlayAmerican football player
  • Darius LaVar MilesAmerican basketball player
  • Darius Tiyon MillerAmerican basketball player
  • Darius CampbellScottish singer and actor
  • Darius John Rubin (b. 2000)son of journalist Christiane Amanpour and politician James Rubin
  • Darius BrubeckAmerican jazz musician, son of jazz legend Dave Brubeck
  • Darius VassellEnglish soccer player

Darius in Pop Culture

  • Dariusa character in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • Dariusa character in the series 'House of Night' (PC Cast)
  • Dariusa character in the Ascendance trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Dariusa champion in the video game League of Legends
  • Darius "Darry" Jennercharacter in Jeepers Creepers 1 and 2
  • Dariusan Immortal from Highlander: The Series
  • Dariuscharacter in anime Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Darius Kazemicharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Dariuscharacter in video game Need for Speed: Carbon
  • Dariusthe Hand of Noxus, character in video game League of Legends
  • Dariuswolf character from the Patrick Carman books The Land of Elyon
  • Darius Brittfemale main character in Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Darius Zacklycharacter from anime/manga 'Attack On Titan'
  • Darius Bowmana character from the "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" TV series