The name Damian is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "to tame, subdue". Damian is ranked #119 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".
From the experts:
Damian has sidestepped its demonic horror movie overtones, leaving a basically friendly and charming Irish image. A well-used upper-class name in England, it is growing in popularity here.
There are several saints by this name, including an early one who was a renowned healer.
Damian Lewis is a British actor, the star of Homeland and now Billions, Damian Marley, youngest son of Bob Marley, is a Grammy-winning reggae artist in his own right.
The French spelling Damien is another option.