What does Damian mean?
Damian /dami-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 1 feminine form: Damia.Kreatif forms: Darmian, Diamian, Dumian. [more]
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Damian for boys. Damian was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #98 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #102. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular varying forms of Damian (#102 2 years ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Damien (#249 2 years ago), Damon (#407), Damion and Dameon. Usage of these relations of Damian was widespread among parents during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5898%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.4484%, down 24%). Damian has generally been a favorite of parents, although Damien appears to be becoming a favorite too, and Damion is now less popular. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Damian and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)