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Gender: Female Meaning of Darya: "kingly or the sea" Origin of Darya: Russian or Persian, variation of Daria or feminine form of Darius

The name Darya is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "kingly or the sea". Darya and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

The exotic 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".

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GenEric Says:


I just met a woman with this name, she pulled it off quite well, but she says people say Daria all the time.

ClaraOswinOswald Says:


Thanks for the info!

tfzolghadr Says:


DH is asserting it's 2 syllables (Dar-yuh). When he says it, it sounds quite similar to Daria.

ClaraOswinOswald Says:


Would it be pronounced Daria or like dar-yuh?

tfzolghadr Says:


This is not necessarily the Russian variant. As Persian uses a different alphabet, there are many ways to correctly write Persian names in English (as they are simply transliterated into the English alphabet). Just as the boys' name Bardia can be written as Bardia or Badiya in English, with both spellings being equally as valid. Darya can also mean "the sea" in Persian, and this is the meaning most often given by Iranians.