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Gender: Male Meaning of Damian: "to tame, subdue" Origin of Damian: Greek Damian's Popularity in 2017: #119

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 "Build a sibling set together!".

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.

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Famous People Named Damian

Saint Damian, Syrian physician and martyr; twin brother of Cosmas
Damian Robert Nesta "Jr. Gong" Marley, Jamaican singer; son of singer Bob Marley
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard, American basketball player
Damian Watcyn Lewis, English actor
Damian Joseph McGinty, Irish actor and singer
Damian Williams, American NFL football player
Damian Charles Hurley (b. 2002), son of actress Elizabeth Hurley
Damian Musk, son of Tesla founder Elon Musk
Damian Angelo Geronimo, son of Buse Ünlü & Geronimo Firgilio
Damián Rafael van der Vaart (b. 2003), son of TV personality/model Sylvie Meis and football player Rafael van der Vaart
Damián Čech (b. 2009), son of footballer Petr Čech

Pop Culture References for the name Damian

Damian Thorn, evil child in "The Omen" films
Damian Spinelli, character on American soap "General Hospital"
Damian Wayne aka Robin, character in Batman comics
Damian Henry, character on TV series "Six Degrees"
Damian Tenma, character from the game "Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies"
Damian Smerk, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series

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

Damian's International Variations

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