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What does Damian mean?

Damian \d(a)-mian\ 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. Demyan is the Russian form. 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.


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 (#9718 out of 88799, Top 11%). (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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Damian name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Damian and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Damian (#102 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Damien (#249 in 2014), Damon (#407), Damion and Dameon. Usage of this boy name was at its highest during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly less since, with the form Damion becoming less in vogue. Damon (#407), Damian (#102) and Damien (#249) are three of the more trendy names for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dameon, Damian, Damien, Damion, Damon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dacian, Darian and Davian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Damian.