Gender: Male Meaning of Damian: "to tame, subdue" Origin of Damian: Greek Damian's Popularity in 2019: #111

Damian Origin and Meaning

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

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.

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Rank in US: #111

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Famous People Named Damian

Pop Culture References for the name Damian

Damon, Damyen, Damianus, Dameon, Daymian, Daymen, Daemon, Damianos, Damiane, Damen, Damion, Daimen, Dayman

Damian's International Variations

Damiano (Italian) Damyan, Damien, Damyon, Dema, Demyan (Russian) Damião (Portuguese) Damek, Damjan (Hungarian) Damián (Spanish) Daman (Irish) Dyfan (Welsh)


AudreyAida Says:


This is a cute name, I prefer Damien as a spelling though. The meaning is a little off-putting, but don't let it hold you off! :)

SarahNichole Says:


The Omen.

josephinedagnall Says:


I once knew a set of boy-boy-girl siblings called Dorian, Damian, and Diana, and I think it was that that made me love this name.

beachbear Says:


What movie? I'm serious, I have no idea.

headintheclouds Says:


This is one of the nicer two syllable -n ending Irish-y boy names, in my opinion. There's a clean cut quality to its sound and look, and also an genuine earnest feel to it that draws me in. The Day- beginning sound is very appealing to me, and this would be a nice sweet-spot name where it's well-known but isn't crazy popular. I like this Damian variant spelling the best from the other variants Damien and Damon.

Czar Felix Says:


This is my brother's name.

Mary Magdalene Says:


Nobody watches that movie anymore. The Damians of the world are safe.

virgosmaze Says:


Cool sounding name. Lovezz it

Charity LeClaire Says:


This is my son's name. I LOVE IT!!

laurelrobyn Says:


I do love this name, always have, until someone told me about that horrible movie. Why does pop culture always have to ruin the best name? Regardless, I think if I met a little boy named Damian I would be thrilled.

KassemJ Says:


This is a wonderful name! One of my favorites.