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What does Damian mean?

Damian /da-mi-an/ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' 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 helped the lepers of Molokai in Hawaii. Saint Damien (third century) is known as the patron saint of physicians. Author Damon Runyon; ballet dancer Damien Woetzel.


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

Damian has 1 feminine form: Damia.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Damia, Dimian, ..

(female) Damiani, Damine, ..

How popular is Damian?

Damian is a very popular first name for men (#548 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6719 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Damian for boys. Damian was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #98 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #102. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Damian name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Damian outside U.S.

Popular varying forms of Damian (#102 in 2014) ranked in the Top 2000 are Damien (#249 in 2014), Damon (#407), Damion (#1118), Daymon, Damen and Dameon. Usage of these relations of Damian was widespread among parents in 2013 (adoption of 0.35%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.33%, down 6%), but with forms like Damion going out of style. Damian and Damien are two of the more trendy names for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Damian, Damen, Dameon, Damien, Damion in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Damon, Daymon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Damian and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Damian is alike in pronunciation to Damone. Other suggested similar names are Campian, Dacian, Dadrian, Daelan, Dagan, Dain, Daivian, Dajuan, Dalan, Dallan, Damar, Damick (see Damek), Danial, Danon, Daquan, Daran, Dargan, Darian, Darias, Darien, Darin, Darion, Darran, Darrian, Dasean, Dathan, Davian, Davien, Davin, Davion, Davyan, Daylan, Daytan, Denman, Domini, Domino, Dominy, Donnan, Dorian, Eaman, Fabian, Favian, Jacian, Jamin, Naman, Ramzan and Yamin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Damian.