What does Damien mean?
Damien /dami-en/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Greek origin. Damien is a variant transcription of Damian (Greek): possibly means "to tame, subdue". Compare surname Dammen.
How popular is Damien?
Damien is a very prominent first name for men (#578 out of 1220, Top 47%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#67936 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Damien for boys. Damien entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #182 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #249 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Damien and associated names. Popular varying forms of Damien (#249 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Damian (#102 in 2014), Damon (#407), Damion and Dameon. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5898%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.4484%, down 24%), with the form Damion becoming less trendy. Damon (#407), Damian (#102) and Damien (#249) are three of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)