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Meaning and Name Origin

Damon \d(a)-mon\ as a boys' name is pronounced DAY-mon. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Damon is "one who tames, subdues". Variant of Damian.


Damon has 2 variants: Daman and Daymon.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Daymond.

Damon has 16 more different forms via Damian: Daemon, Daimen, Daimon, Damen, Dameon, Damiano, Damianos, Damianus, Damien, Damion, Damyan, Damyen, Damyon, Dayman, Daymian and Demyan.


Damon is a very prominent first name for males (#357 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#4453 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Damon for boys. Damon entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #144 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #407. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Damon and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Damon (#407 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Dameon, Damian (#102 a year ago), Damien (#249) and Damion. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1970-1979 and is now much less, with the form Damion becoming less stylish. Damian (#102), Damien (#249) and Damon (#407) are three of the more chic birth names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Damon is pronounced similarly to Damone. Other suggested similar baby names are Dagon, Dajon, Dalon, Damont, Danon, Daron, Davon, Eamon, Jamon and Ramon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Damon.