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Gender: Male Origin of Damon: English variation of Damian Meaning of Damian: Greek, "to tame, subdue" Damon's Popularity in 2017: #436

The name Damon is a boy's name of English origin. Damon is ranked #436 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Damon

Damon, ancient Greek musicologist and teacher of Pericles
(Alfred) Damon Runyon, American newspaperman and author
Damon Albarn, English lead singer of bands "Blur" and "Gorillaz"
Damon Graham Devereux Hill, English racing driver, son of driver Graham Hill
Damon Smith aka Smoothe da Hustler, American rapper
Damon Kyle Wayans, American actor
Damon Dash, American record executive and manager
Damon Allen, American CFL football player
Damon Laurence Lindelof, American TV producer and writer
Damon Elliott, American record producer; son of singer Dionne Warwick
Damon Lamon Stoudamire, American basketball player
(Mark) Damon Pieri, American NFL football player
Damon Duval, American NFL football player
Damon Jerrel Dunn, American NFL football player and politician
Damon Che (Fitzgerald), American drummer of band Don Caballero
Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon, American actor
Damon Leif Scott (b. 2018), son of American actor Reid Scott

Pop Culture References for the name Damon

Damon Salvatore, main character in book and TV series "The Vampire Diaries"
Damon, Greek mythological figure, friend of Pythias
Damon Wildeve, sullen failed engineer and innkeeper in The Return of the Native (1878) by Thomas Hardy
Damon Young, a main character on TV's "Make It or Break It"
Damon Gant, villain in the Attorney video game series
Damon Dawson, character on TV's "Heroes"
Damon Carter, character on TV's "Soul Food"
Damon Grey, character in "Danny Phantom"
"Damon," novel by Charles Terry Cline, Jr. and its main character
Damon, "nomad" spelled backwards
Damon Bradley, the name of the man the lead character believes she is destined to marry in the 1994 film, "Only You".

Damen, Damin, Daman, Daymon

Damon's International Variations

Daimon (Greek) Damone (Italian)


mandyjoy94 Says:


This is the name DH and I chose if we ever have a son. Damon Quincy Alexander <3

Josie1497 Says:


I really love this name. I think it is so natural and easy to say while still being unique.

Stella2007 Says:


I've always liked Matt Damon, and now love the idea of Damon being used as a first name. Cool name and a nice alternative to Damien, Dimitri etc