Daria (name)

Daria (name)
Daria is a popular name in Slavic countries. It gained popularity due to Saint Daria, seen here being martyred with Saint Chrysanthus.
Pronunciation English: /ˈdɑri.ə/ dar-ree-ə
Gender female
Word/Name Persian
Meaning wealthy, feminine form of Darius.
Region of origin Iran, Russia, other Slavic countries
Other names
Nickname(s) Dasha, Dolly
Related names Dari, Darina, Darinka, Darissa, Dariya, Daruška, Darya, Dar'ya, Tarja

Daria (also written as Darya) is an ancient name of Persian origin meaning "wealthy." It is derived from Darius (from Persian: داريوش Dariush, IPA: [dɒrjuʃ]). Daria is a saint of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. In today's Persian, Darya can also mean "sea".

The name has been used extensively in Russia and other Slavic countries. The common Russian nickname is Dasha. It has sometimes also been seen as a Russian form of the name Dorothy. Dolly, a diminutive of Dorothy, was also once a common nickname for Daria.[1] The name is also used among Iranians, especially those who live near the Caspian sea.

Additionally, Daria Morgendorffer was the titular character on an MTV animated television series that aired from 1997 to 2002.


Feminine variants


Notable people

Fictional characters

  • Darya Gol, a character in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron animated television series
  • Daria Morgendorffer, title character of the MTV animated series Daria



  1. ^ Yonge, Charlotte Mary. History of Christian Names.


  • Satran, Paula Redmond, and Rosenkrantz, Linda (2007). Baby Name Bible. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0-312-35220-2

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