Darren

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EtymologyEdit

A twentieth century invention possibly from a rare Irish surname of obscure meaning, possibly from Dara or Daragh, meaning "oak". It is also the name of an old silver mine near Aberystwyth, Wales.

  • The name became popular, particularly in U.K., from a character in the 1960s American TV series Bewitched, actually spelled Darrin.

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Darren

  1. A male given name.
    • 1837 The Saturday Magazine, John William Parker, v.10 (1837), page 94 ("Silver Mines in Great Britain"):
      About the middle of the sixteenth century, Darren, and the adjoining mine of Cwm Symlog, were extensively and profitably worked - - -
    • 1862 Illustrated Dublin Journal, James Duffy, page 216 ( "The Lady of Darren"):
      - - - the sun shone down merrily on the green woods of Darren, the bright Liffey tumbled joyously down by bank and brake, and a joyous peal of bells rang out to welcome the happy bridal of the Lady of Darren and her handsome lover, Sir Brian Courtenay.
    • 1959 Gwen Bristow: Celia Garth, Crowell 1959, page 15:
      Darren was a beautiful youth, strong and well made.
    • 1998 Barbara Vine ( Ruth Rendell ), The Chimney Sweeper's Boy, ISBN 0670879274, page 315:
      One of those awful names, Gareth or Darren - no, Jason.

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