Gender: Male Origin of Damon: English variation of Damian Meaning of Damian: Greek, "to tame, subdue" Damon's Popularity in 2019: #459

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.

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Rank in US: #459

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Famous People Named Damon

Pop Culture References for the name Damon

Damen, Damin, Daman, Daymon

Damon's International Variations

Daimon (Greek) Damone (Italian)


ParanoidAndroid Says:


A personal favorite. Makes me think of Damon Albarn of Blur, Gorillaz, etc.

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