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Darius is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Dareios which is the Greek form of Persian Dārayavahush meaning “to possess excellence” or “he who holds firm to good” from dâraya (to possess, to hold) and vahu (good), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Darius is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Dareios (Ancient Greek)
  • Darayavahush (Ancient Persian)
  • Dariush (Persian)
  • Daryush (Persian)
  • Daryawesh (Biblical Hebrew)
  • Darijus (Lithuanian)
  • Darijo (Croatian)
  • Dario (Italian, Croatian)
  • Darío (Spanish)
  • Dariusz (Polish)
  • Darek (Polish diminutive of Dariusz)
  • Tariel (Georgian)
  • Dara (Persian)

 

Female forms:

  • Daria (Italian, Romanian, Polish, Croatian, Late Greek, English)
  • Darija (Croatian, Serbian, Slovene)
  • Dareia (Late Greek)
  • Darya (Russian, Belarusian)
  • Darja (Slovene, Czech)
  • Tarja (Finnish)
  • Dariya (Ukrainian)
  • Daryna (Ukrainian diminutive of Dariya)
  • Odarka (Ukrainian)
  • Dariela (Spanish)

 

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