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What does Damon mean?

Damon Pronunciation of Damon [da-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.

Associated with: greek.


Damon has 2 variants: Daman and Daymon.

Related boy name: Daymond.

14 more different relations via Damian: Daemon, Daimen, Daimon, Damen, Dameon, Damiano, Damien, Damion, Damyan, Damyen, Damyon, Dayman, Daymian and Demyan.

Creative forms:
(male) Darmon, Domon, ..

(female) Dado, Damona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Damon Rex (D.R.), ..

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)

Damon reached its top position of #138 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #427. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Damen, Dameon, Damian (#116 a year ago), Damien (#254), Damion (#1214) and Daymon are the prominent variation forms of Damon (#427 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Damon was at its peak in the year 2013 (average #1080) and is almost as conventional today (#1144, down 13.8%), but with forms like Damon becoming less stylish. Damian and Damien are two of the more chic birth names here.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Damion, Daymon 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 names are Aaron, Admon, Ammon, Amon, Baron, Camdon, Camron, Cason, Dagan, Dagen, Dago, Dagon, Daimond, Dajohn, Dajon, Dalan, Dallon, Dalon, Dalyn, Damek, Damont, Damonte, Dan, Dann, Danon, Daran, Daron, Darron, Darton, Darwon (see Darwin), Daveon, Davin, Davon, Daxton, Daylon, Dayton, Deion, Dejon, Delmon, Demos, Deron, Devon, Dimos, Dixon, Don, Dracon, Drakon, Dumont, Dylon, Eamon, Eaton, Edmon, Faron, Faxon, Hadon, Hakon, Jadon, Jamon, Jason, Javon, Kadon, Kaemon, Kamdon, Kason, Lajon, Laron, Navon, Ramon, Salmon, Symon, Talmon, Talon, Taron and Tavon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Damon.

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