English variation of Damian
"to tame, subdue"

Damon Origin and Meaning

The name Damon is a boy's name of English origin.

Damon is a name with a strong, pleasing aura (much like the persona of Matt D.) and extremely positive ancient associations. From the classical myth, Damon and Pythias have become symbols of true friendship, as Damon risked his life to save his friend from execution. And Damon of Athens was the fifth century philosopher who taught both Pericles and Socrates.

Other interesting associations: Damon Runyon wrote Guys and Dolls, Damon is one of the funny Wayans brothers, Damon Dash is a high-profile music exec, and Damon Salvatore is a key figure in The Vampire Diaries.

# 424 in the US

Damon Rank in US Top 1000

# 401 on Nameberry

Damon Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Damon Popularity

Famous People Named Damon

  • Damonancient Greek musicologist and teacher of Pericles
  • (Alfred) Damon RunyonAmerican newspaperman and author
  • Damon AlbarnEnglish lead singer of bands "Blur" and "Gorillaz"
  • Damon Graham Devereux HillEnglish racing driver, son of driver Graham Hill
  • Damon Smith aka Smoothe da HustlerAmerican rapper
  • Damon Kyle WayansAmerican actor
  • Damon DashAmerican record executive and manager
  • Damon AllenAmerican CFL football player
  • Damon Laurence LindelofAmerican TV producer and writer
  • Damon ElliottAmerican record producer; son of singer Dionne Warwick
  • Damon Lamon StoudamireAmerican basketball player
  • (Mark) Damon PieriAmerican NFL football player
  • Damon DuvalAmerican NFL football player
  • Damon Jerrel DunnAmerican NFL football player and politician
  • Damon Che (Fitzgerald)American drummer of band Don Caballero
  • Matthew Paige "Matt" DamonAmerican actor
  • Damon Leif Scott (b. 2018)son of American actor Reid Scott

Damon in Pop Culture

  • Damon Salvatoremain character in book and TV series "The Vampire Diaries"
  • DamonGreek mythological figure, friend of Pythias
  • Damon Wildevesullen failed engineer and innkeeper in The Return of the Native (1878) by Thomas Hardy
  • Damon Younga main character on TV's "Make It or Break It"
  • Damon Gantvillain in the Attorney video game series
  • Damon Dawsoncharacter on TV's "Heroes"
  • Damon Cartercharacter on TV's "Soul Food"
  • Damon Greycharacter in "Danny Phantom"
  • "Damon" novel by Charles Terry Cline, Jr. and its main character
  • Damon"nomad" spelled backwards
  • Damon Bradleythe name of the man the lead character believes she is destined to marry in the 1994 film, "Only You".