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What does Damian mean?

Damian Pronunciation of Damian as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Damian) is pronounced DAY-mee-en. It is of Greek origin. Possibly means "to tame, subdue", though the Greek root is also close to the word for "spirit". The Belgian priest Father Damien is honored as the man who helped the lepers of Molokai in Hawaii. Saint Damien (third century) is known as the patron saint of physicians. Author Damon Runyon; ballet dancer Damien Woetzel.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, priest (monk), saint


VARIANTS Daemon, Daimen, Daimon, Daman, Damen, Dameon, Damiano, Damianos, Damianus, Damien, Damion, Damon, Damyan, Damyen, Damyon, Dayman, Daymian, Daymon, Demyan




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How popular is Damian?

Damian is a very popular first name for men (#548 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6719 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Damian was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #98 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #108. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Damian (#108 IN 2018) ranked in the Top 2000 are Damien (#264), Damon (#427), Damion (#1254), Damen, Dameon and Daymon. Usage of these relations of Damian was widespread among parents in 2013 (ADOPTION OF 0.35%) and has remained as conventional to this day (ADOPTION 0.32%, DOWN 9%), but with forms like Damion going out of style. Damian and Damien are two of the more trendy names for newborns here.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Damian is alike in pronunciation to Damone. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Campian, Dacian, Dadrian, Daelan, Dagan, Dain, Daivian, Dajuan, Dalan, Dallan, Damar, Damick (see Damek), Danial, Danon, Daquan, Daran, Dargan, Darian, Darias, Darien, Darin, Darion, Darran, Darrian, Dasean, Dathan, Davian, Davien, Davin, Davion, Davyan, Daylan, Daytan, Denman, Domini, Domino, Dominy, Donnan, Dorian, Eaman, Fabian, Favian, Jacian, Jamin, Naman, Ramzan and Yamin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Damian.