name meaning: Darius \d(a)-rius\ as a boy's name is pronounced da-RYE-us, DARE-ee-us. It is of Greek and Persian origin, and the meaning of Darius is "maintains possessions well". From Dareios, originally a version of the name of various ancient Persian kings. The original form of the name is Darayavahush. Historical: Darius (in Persian, Dariush) the Great assumed the kingship of Babylon after its conquest by Cyrus in fifth century BC. He was a renowned king also known as Darius the Great. Also the name of an obscure saint who was martyred at Nicaea. This name is popular with African-Americans.
Darius has 7 variant forms: Darias, Dariess, Dario, Darious, Darrius, Derrius and Derry.
For more information, see also related names Darian, Darion and Jarius.
Baby names that sound like Darius are Darcy, Darcio, Darsy, Darsey, Darcey, Taurus, Terrius, Tyrus and Tris.
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