French from Greek
"to tame, subdue"

Damien Origin and Meaning

The name Damien is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "to tame, subdue".

Converting Damian to Damien – or Julian to Julien or Lucian to Lucien – adds a certain je ne sais quoi to names. But most people in English speaking areas will still pronounce this the same as the -an ending form. The French pronunciation is more like "dah-mee-u(n)".

# 330 in the US

Damien Rank in US Top 1000

# 450 on Nameberry

Damien Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Damien Popularity

Famous People Named Damien

  • Saint Damien of Molokai (born Jozef De Veuster)Belgian priest who cared for lepers
  • Damien ChouinardHoule, son of Québécoise Instagram Influencer mum, Lydia Chouinard,Houle
  • Damien RiceIrish singer,songwriter
  • Damien Leo LeithIrish,Australian singer,songwriter
  • Damien Richard FaheyAmerican TV host and writer
  • Damien HaasAmerican actor and Smosh personality
  • Damien Steven HirstEnglish artist
  • Damien Anthony DuffIrish footballer
  • Damien Sayre ChazelleAmerican film director
  • Damien Le TallecFrench footballer
  • Damien Sandowring name of Aaron Steven Haddad, American pro wrestler
  • Damien BodieAustralian actor
  • Damien Wayne EcholsAmerican memoirist; one of the West Memphis Three
  • Damien Hollandson of singer Chaka Khan
  • Damien Dante Wayansson of actress Elvira Wayans
  • Damien Nettles (b. 1980)16 year old British boy who has and still is currently missing from Cowes on the Isle of Wight in 1996

Damien in Pop Culture

  • "Damien" TV show
  • Sgt. Damien Scottmain character in TV series "Strike Back," played by actor Sullivan Stapleton
  • Damien Delgaardrecurring villain on "Gossip Girl"
  • Damien Karrasa priest in the classic horror film "The Exorcist"
  • Damien Thornthe main character in "The Omen" horror film franchise
  • Damien Maslincharacter in the "House of Night" series
  • Damien Brenkscharacter in the video game 'Watch Dogs'
  • Damien DarhkDC character and character on The CW's "Arrow"
  • Damien Helbournecharacter in the video game "Fantasy Life"
  • Damien Bloodmarchcharacter in the video game "Dream Daddy"
  • Damien (The Mayor)character in the web series "Who Killed Markiplier"
  • Damien Trottercharacter in British sitcom "Only Fools and Horses"
  • Damiencharacter from Deathvalley RPG