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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.
There is 1 feminine form of Damian: Damia.
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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Damian for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Damian and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dameon, Damian, Damien, Damion and Damon. (2014 statistics).
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