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Quick Facts on Darius

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • African-American, Greek
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 412
Simple meaning:
Possessor of Good

Characteristics of Darius

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Darius

Darius is from the Greek masculine name Dareios which is a transliteration of a Persian name. It is thought to be derived from Dārayavahush (the name of several Persian kings), from the elements “dâraya” (to possess) and “vahu” (good). Probably the most famous of all name bearers was the 5th/6th century BC Persian king known as Darius the Great – who ruled when the Persian Empire was at its peak (following the footsteps of Cyrus the Great) and was noted for his overly-confident expansionist policies. During an invasion into Greece, Darius and his men were defeated at the Battle of Marathon (recognizing that they had greatly underestimated the Greek’s military power – plans were put into place to reinvade later). These plans were interrupted by the death of Darius. He is still remembered for his strong and wise rule over the great Persian Empire. He was known for religious tolerance, the promotion of education and agriculture and the construction of roads. He also built the great palace city of Susa. Darius has never been a particularly common name among English-speaking nations but it did come into more occasional use in the latter half of the 20th century.

Popularity of the Name Darius

Darius came onto the American naming charts in the 1960s, but the name was chiefly embraced by the African-American population in the 1990s. This may have been inspired by the lead singer of Hootie and the Blow Fish, the charming and talented Darius Rucker. In 1994, Hootie released one of the most successful albums of all time, Cracked Rear View, and its lead singer, Darius, would later become the most successful African-American on the nation’s country music charts. People also stood up and took notice of his kingly name. Since the turn of the 21st century, Darius has been slipping on the charts. His peak popularity may be behind him now, but Darius is still hanging onto a moderate position on the charts. The name has never been overused so retains a lot of originality. There’s just something about Darius. It has that “X” factor of confidence and coolness.
Popularity of the Boy Name Darius
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Darius

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Darius

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Darius

    Darius We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Darius.

  • Popular Songs on Darius

    Popular Songs on Darius

    Darius - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Darius.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Darius

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Darius

    Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool (Odo Hirsch) - The Bell family's ancestors were showered with honors, gifts and grants of land. In exchange, they have bestowed a Gift, once every 25 years, on the town. The Gifts have ranged from a statue to a bell tower with stained-glass windows, but now it's Darius's father's turn - and there is no money for an impressive gift. It looks as though a wheelbarrow full of vegetables is the best they can do. Darius is determined to maintain family honor, and when an earthquake reveals a glorious cave, with the most beautiful minerals lining the walls, he thinks he's found the answer...Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Darius Logan: Super Justice Force (D.F. Walker) - Darius Logan is an orphaned teenager in serious trouble. Facing time in prison, he instead enters Second Chance, a rehabilitation program for ex-criminals operated by Super Justice Force, the world’s greatest team of superheroes. Working side-by-side with reformed supercriminals—and the superheroes he idolized as a child—Darius creates a new life for himself. But when the forces of evil threaten to destroy everything around him, can a kid with no superpowers do anything to save the day? A refreshing new take on superhero mythology, Darius Logan: Super Justice Force is the two-fisted tale of an ordinary young man’s coming-of-age in an extraordinary world of professional do-gooders and sinister villains. Recommended for ages young adult.

    Darius the Great (Jacob Abbott) - The chronicles of Darius the Great are some of the greatest annals in Persian history. In about 600 B.C., the founder of the Persian Empire, Cyrus the Great was on a campaign to expand his dominion and obtain some additional glory by defeating certain uncivilized tribes to the north, beyond the Araxes. One night, after he had crossed a mighty river, on the way to his triumphs, he had a remarkable dream. His dream was that Darius, the son of one of his advisers, and a non-heir to the throne, appeared to him with vast wings growing from his shoulders, overshadowing the whole known world. To Cyrus, it seemed that Darius would eventually hold sway over his empire, and immediately sent for Hystaspes, the father of Darius, to keep a close eye on him until such a time as Cyrus could return. Cyrus, in fact, was killed in a battle, never to return. Recommended for ages young adult.

    The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher (Bill Harley) - LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE for ten-year-old Darius Frobisher. His eccentric father Rudy sells insurance four days a week. The other three days he goes on exotic journeys. Then there is Darius's scatterbrained, much-loved babysitter Miss Hastings, who throws water balloons with him and makes delicious burned toast. But when his father flies off in a hot air balloon and doesn't come back, Darius's happy, carefree life suddenly comes to an end. Then one day he is startled to see an old man with long flowing hair riding a bicycle across the sky! That gives Darius a strange and wonderful idea. Now he knows what he has to do to get away from his miserable life. Bill Harley's offbeat, broadly drawn story features a cast of curious and unconventional characters that will easily capture the attention--and imagination--of young readers. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Darius

    Famous People Named Darius

    Famous People Named Darius - Darius Rucker (musician); Darius Kasparaitis (hockey player); Darius McCrary (actor); Darius Miles (basketball player); Darius Milhaud (French composer); Darius Reynaud (football player); Darius Mehrjui (Iranian film director)

  • Children of Famous People Named Darius

    Children of Famous People Named Darius

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Darius - Dave Brubeck (jazz pianist)

  • Historic Figures

    Darius - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Darius - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Darius.

Personality of the Boy Name Darius

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

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