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Damian meaning and name origin

Damian \d(a)-mian\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Damian), is pronounced DAY-mee-en. It is of Greek origin. Possibly means "to tame, subdue", though the Greek root is also close to the word for "spirit". The Belgian priest Father Damien is honored as the man who gave his life helping the lepers of Molokai in Hawaii. Saint Damien (third century) is known as the patron saint of physicians. Demyan is the Russian form. Author Damon Runyon; ballet dancer Damien Woetzel.

Damian has 19 variant forms: Daemon, Daimen, Daimon, Daman, Damen, Dameon, Damiano, Damianos, Damianus, Damien, Damion, Damon, Damyan, Damyen, Damyon, Dayman, Daymian, Daymon and Demyan.

Suggested similar baby names are Dacian, Darian and Davian.

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Popularity of Damian

Damian is a very popular first name for males (#548 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9718 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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