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What does Damien mean?

Damien Pronunciation of Damien [damien] as a boys' name is of Greek origin. Damien is a variant form of Damian (Greek): possibly means "to tame, subdue".

Associated with: greek.


Damien has 15 variants: Daemon, Daimen, Daimon, Daman, Damen, Dameon, Damion, Damon, Damyan, Damyen, Damyon, Dayman, Daymian, Daymon and Demyan.

3 more related forms via Damian: Damiano, Damianos and Damianus.

Creative forms:
(male) Domien, Temien, ..

(female) Damina, Damini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Damien Edmond (D.E.), ..

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. Demographics)

Damien entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #182 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #254 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Damien (#254 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Damian (#116 in recent rankings), Damon (#427), Damion (#1214), Daymon, Damen and Dameon. These relations of Damien reached the apex of their popularity 2 years ago (usage of 0.35%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.3%, 13.8% less), but with forms like Damion becoming somewhat dated. Damon has historically been the top pick of parents, though Damian is now more frequently used.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Damien is alike in pronunciation to Damone. Other suggested similar names are Camden, Camren, Dacian, Dagen, Dain, Dalen, Dallen, Dalten, Damek, Damick (see Damek), Danie, Daniel, Danon, Daren, Darian, Dariel, Darien, Darin, Darion, Darren, Darrien, Daven, Davian, Davie, Daviel, Davien, Davies, Davin, Davion, Davyen, Daylen, Dayten, Domini, Domino, Dominy, Dorien, Fabien, Hamlen, Jamie, Jamiel, Jamin, Kamden, Nameen, Tamsen and Yamin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Damien.