Names That Mean Kingly

  1. Darius
    • Origin:

      Latin, Greek, Persian
    • Meaning:

      "possessing goodness"
    • Description:

      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.
  2. Darian
    • Origin:

      Variation of Darius
    • Meaning:

      "wealth, kingly"
    • Description:

      The most popular spelling in a family of names including Darien and Darion, Darian has nonetheless been on the decline since it peaked in the 1990s.
  3. Daria
    • Origin:

      Feminine variation of Darius, Persian or Latin from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "kingly or possess well"
    • Description:

      An early Christian martyr, a bespectacled MTV cartoon heroine, and Canadian supermodel Daria Werbowy: Daria is a name that manages to feel contemporary and usable without being exactly stylish. Which may be a positive, in terms of Daria not being in danger of overpopularity.
  4. Dario
    • Origin:

      Italian variation of Darius
    • Meaning:

      "possessing goodness"
    • Description:

      More creative and artsy than Mario. Dario is starting to edge up the US popularity list after languishing near the bottom of the Top 1000 over the last four decades. Is that inspired by Dario's popularity in Italy, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland?
  5. Khari
    • Origin:

      West African
    • Meaning:

      "kingly"
    • Description:

      Though used quite often for babies of both sexes, Khari, meaning "kingly," was traditionally a boys' name. Musical couple Fetty Wop and Masika Kalysha, however, named their daughter Khari.
  6. Darya
    • Origin:

      Russian or Persian, variation of Daria or feminine form of Darius
    • Meaning:

      "kingly; the sea"
    • Description:

      The beguiling Darya is the name of a character in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. As a Russian name, it's a spelling variation of Daria, while in Iran, it's a girl's name that means "the sea".
  7. Darien
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Darian
    • Meaning:

      "rich, kingly"
    • Description:

      The Darien spelling, which relates to the posh Connecticut town, peaked at Number 393 in 1994 but more recently has been just hanging on at the bottom of the Top 1000. Still, a name with an appealing sound and feel that may ascend again.
  8. Vasili
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "royal, kingly"
    • Description:

      Alternative form of Basil that might suit the adventurous.
  9. Vasilisa
    • Origin:

      Feminization of Vasili, Russian from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "royal, kingly"
    • Description:

      Vasilisa is the feminine form of Vasili, the Russian translation of Basil.
  10. Regis
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "kingly"
    • Description:

      Venerable old saint's name now associated solely with talk show host Philbin, who is constantly seeking namesakes.
  11. Vasilia
    • Origin:

      Feminine form of Basil, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "royal"
    • Description:

      Vasilia is a feminine form of Vasil, the Slavic and Russian form of Basil. In the US, very rare.
  12. Darian
    • Origin:

      Variation of Darius
    • Meaning:

      "rich, kingly"
    • Description:

      Unusual option, with a Waspy Connecticut air.
  13. Aragorn
    • Origin:

      Literature, Sindarin
    • Meaning:

      "noble, kingly"
    • Description:

      In JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Aragorn is the heir of the Dúnedain kings of the north.
  14. Daryna
    • Origin:

      Ukrainian diminutive of Dariya, from Persian or Latin from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "kingly or possess well"
    • Description:

      Short for Dariya (the Ukrainian form of Daria), Daryna is now popular in its own right in Ukraine.
  15. Khari
    • Origin:

      West African
    • Meaning:

      "kingly"
    • Description:

      Traditionally a West African boys' name, Khari is used quite often for girls in the U.S. as well, thanks to its similarity to the more familiar Carrie. Khari is one of the African names that easily bridges cultures.
  16. Darien
    • Origin:

      Variation of Darien
    • Meaning:

      "rich, kingly"
  17. Dariana
    • Origin:

      Variation of Darian
    • Meaning:

      "rich, kingly"