What does Damon mean?
Damon /da-mon/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Related boy name: Daymond.more]
How popular is Damon?
Damon is a very prominent first name for males (#357 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#4452 out of 150436, Top 3%). (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)
Dameon, Damian (#102 a year ago), Damien (#249) and Damion are the prominent variation forms of Damon (#407 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5898%) and is now much less (usage 0.4484%, down 24%), with the form Damion becoming less stylish. Damian (#102), Damien (#249) and Damon (#407) are three of the more chic birth names here. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Damon and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.