Damian Name Meaning

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Fact: Damian has been used in literature and film, making appearances in works like “The Omen” and “Mean Girls.”

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A Deep Dive

Damian Overview

Meaning

To tame, subdue

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Greek

Etymology

Derived from the Greek name “Damianos,” meaning “to tame” or “subdue.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈdeɪ.mi.ən/

Popularity

Damian is a moderately popular name globally, with usage in various cultures. Recently, Damian has ranked within the top 100 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

6 (Nurturing, Responsible, Balanced)

Name Styles

Religious and Spiritual, Classic, Vintage

Associated Traits

Strong, intelligent, charismatic, compassionate

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Damian, along with his twin brother Cosmas, is venerated as a martyr and patron saint of physicians and pharmacists in Christianity.

Name Day

September 26th
A Deep Dive

Damian Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Damien, Damon, Damiano, Damion, Damián, Damianos, Daymian, Damyan

Common Nicknames

Dami, Ian, Damie, Damo, Mian, Dimmy

Diminutives

Dami, Dame, Damo, Day

Famous People

  • Damian Lewis
    (British Actor)
  • Damian Marley
    (Jamaican Musician)
  • Damian Lillard
    (American Basketball Player)
  • Damian McGinty
    (Irish Singer and Actor)
  • Damian Chapa
    (American Actor and Director)
  • Damian Kulash
    (American Musician)
  • Damian Conway
    (Australian Computer Scientist)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Damian Wayne
    ("Batman," Comic Series)
  • Damian
    ("Mean Girls," Film)
  • "Damian"
    (Song)
  • Damian Leigh
    ("Mean Girls: The Musical," Musical)
  • Damian Spinelli
    ("General Hospital," TV Series)
  • Damian Thorn
    ("The Omen," Film)

Places

  • San Damian
    (Valparaíso, Chile)
  • Damian City
    (Oregon, USA)
  • Damian Park
    (California, USA)
  • Damian River
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • San Damian Park
    (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Damian Island
    (Queensland, Australia)

What Is the Meaning of Damian?

Damian means “to tame” or “subdue” in Greek. Often associated with someone who is calm and composed, embodying qualities of control and balance.

What Is the Origin of The Name Damian?

Damian has Greek origins. It is derived from the Greek name “Damianos,” which comes from the word “daman.” The name has been used in various cultures and languages throughout history, gaining popularity due to its association with Saint Damian, a Christian martyr and saint.

Damian Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Damian in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1132021#1082022#1082023
Top 3 Rankings#982013#992012#1022014

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Damian

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023108
No change from 2022
3281
(-177 from 2022)
0.17918
2022108
(+5 from 2021)
3458
(+160 from 2021)
0.18463
2021113
(-3 from 2020)
3298
(-39 from 2020)
0.17602
2020110
(+2 from 2019)
3337
(-111 from 2019)
0.18041
2019112
(-3 from 2018)
3448
(-103 from 2018)
0.17942
2018109
(+10 from 2017)
3551
(+209 from 2017)
0.18269
2017119
(+4 from 2016)
3342
(-3 from 2016)
0.16886
2016123
(-7 from 2015)
3345
(-145 from 2015)
0.16513
2015116
(-14 from 2014)
3490
(-390 from 2014)
0.17071
2014102
(-4 from 2013)
3880
(-94 from 2013)
0.18934
201398
(+1 from 2012)
3974
(+114 from 2012)
0.19666
201299
(+39 from 2011)
3860
(+847 from 2011)
0.19022
2011138
(-17 from 2010)
3013
(-350 from 2010)
0.14832
2010121
(+6 from 2009)
3363
(+15 from 2009)
0.16370
2009127
(+6 from 2008)
3348
(+271 from 2008)
0.15786
2008133
(+4 from 2007)
3077
(+89 from 2007)
0.14112
2007137
No change from 2006
2988
(+11 from 2006)
0.13489
2006137
(+19 from 2005)
2977
(+347 from 2005)
0.13579
2005156
(+4 from 2004)
2630
(+101 from 2004)
0.12363
2004160
(+3 from 2003)
2529
(+75 from 2003)
0.11967
2003163
No change from 2002
2454
(+109 from 2002)
0.11679
2002163
(+26 from 2001)
2345
(+382 from 2001)
0.11347
2001189
(+16 from 2000)
1963
(+243 from 2000)
0.09490
2000205
(+15 from 1999)
1720
(+180 from 1999)
0.08236
1999220
(-13 from 1998)
1540
(-27 from 1998)
0.07553
1998207
(-1 from 1997)
1567
(+60 from 1997)
0.07728
1997206
(+8 from 1996)
1507
(+99 from 1996)
0.07543
1996214
(+7 from 1995)
1408
(+58 from 1995)
0.07027
1995221
(-6 from 1994)
1350
(+1 from 1994)
0.06712
1994215
(+37 from 1993)
1349
(+216 from 1993)
0.06618
1993252
(+9 from 1992)
1133
(+46 from 1992)
0.05485
1992261
(+16 from 1991)
1087
(+123 from 1991)
0.05178
1991277
(+45 from 1990)
964
(+182 from 1990)
0.04548
1990322
(-15 from 1989)
782
(+5 from 1989)
0.03634
1989307
(+35 from 1988)
777
(+157 from 1988)
0.03707
1988342
(+22 from 1987)
620
(+83 from 1987)
0.03096
1987364
(-1 from 1986)
537
(+23 from 1986)
0.02754
1986363
(-1 from 1985)
514
(+7 from 1985)
0.02675
1985362
(-17 from 1984)
507
(-33 from 1984)
0.02635
1984345
(-6 from 1983)
540
(-2 from 1983)
0.02877
1983339
(-11 from 1982)
542
(-41 from 1982)
0.02908
1982328
(+19 from 1981)
583
(+66 from 1981)
0.03089
1981347
(-22 from 1980)
517
(-67 from 1980)
0.02776
1980325
(-29 from 1979)
584
(-94 from 1979)
0.03149
1979296
(-52 from 1978)
678
(-168 from 1978)
0.03785
1978244
(-34 from 1977)
846
(-208 from 1977)
0.04951
1977210
(+3 from 1976)
1054
(+61 from 1976)
0.06166
1976213
(+18 from 1975)
993
(+102 from 1975)
0.06082
1975231
(+10 from 1974)
891
(+62 from 1974)
0.05492
1974241
(+37 from 1973)
829
(+171 from 1973)
0.05085
1973278
(+18 from 1972)
658
(+34 from 1972)
0.04078
1972296
(+121 from 1971)
624
(+253 from 1971)
0.03727
1971417
(+29 from 1970)
371
(+32 from 1970)
0.02041
1970446
(+10 from 1969)
339
(+57 from 1969)
0.01780
1969456
(-3 from 1968)
282
(-4 from 1968)
0.01542
1968453
(+118 from 1967)
286
(+113 from 1967)
0.01611
1967571
(+6 from 1966)
173
(+2 from 1966)
0.00972
1966577
(+21 from 1965)
171
(+9 from 1965)
0.00941
1965598
(-13 from 1964)
162
(-21 from 1964)
0.00855
1964585
(+17 from 1963)
183
(+13 from 1963)
0.00903
1963602
(+4 from 1962)
170
(+7 from 1962)
0.00823
1962606
(+50 from 1961)
163
(+20 from 1961)
0.00776
1961656
(+27 from 1960)
143
(+11 from 1960)
0.00663
1960683
(+67 from 1959)
132
(+29 from 1959)
0.00610
1959750
(+86 from 1958)
103
(+22 from 1958)
0.00475
1958836
(-33 from 1957)
81
(-6 from 1957)
0.00376
1957803
(-11 from 1956)
87
(-1 from 1956)
0.00397
1956792
(-14 from 1955)
88
No change from 1955
0.00410
1955778
(+114 from 1954)
88
(+20 from 1954)
0.00421
1954892
(+98 from 1953)
68
(+15 from 1953)
0.00329
1953990
(-51 from 1952)
53
(-4 from 1952)
0.00265
1952939
(+232 from 1951)
57
(+19 from 1951)
0.00289
19511171
(+10 from 1950)
38
(+1 from 1950)
0.00199
19501181
(-71 from 1949)
37
(-3 from 1949)
0.00203
19491110
(+170 from 1948)
40
(+8 from 1948)
0.00222
19481280
(+239 from 1947)
32
(+8 from 1947)
0.00179
19471519
(+173 from 1946)
24
(+6 from 1946)
0.00129
19461692
(-443 from 1945)
18
(-10 from 1945)
0.00109
19451249
(+641 from 1944)
28
(+14 from 1944)
0.00204
19441890
(-522 from 1943)
14
(-12 from 1943)
0.00101
19431368
(+498 from 1942)
26
(+11 from 1942)
0.00179
19421866
(-181 from 1941)
15
(-2 from 1941)
0.00107
19411685
(-5 from 1940)
17
No change from 1940
0.00135
19401680
(+33 from 1939)
17
(+1 from 1939)
0.00143
19391713
(-24 from 1938)
16
(-1 from 1938)
0.00141
19381689
(+303 from 1937)
17
(+4 from 1937)
0.00150
19371992
(+309 from 1936)
13
(+3 from 1936)
0.00119
19362301
(+228 from 1935)
10
(+1 from 1935)
0.00094
19352529
(+36 from 1934)
9
No change from 1934
0.00084
19342565
(-568 from 1933)
9
(-4 from 1933)
0.00085
19331997
(-220 from 1932)
13
(-4 from 1932)
0.00127
19321777
(+551 from 1931)
17
(+6 from 1931)
0.00158
19312328
(+116 from 1930)
11
No change from 1930
0.00103
19302444
(+1116 from 1929)
11
(+5 from 1929)
0.00097
19293560
(-203 from 1928)
6
(-1 from 1928)
0.00054
19283357
(+93 from 1927)
7
No change from 1927
0.00061
19273450
(-311 from 1926)
7
(-1 from 1926)
0.00060
19263139
(-946 from 1925)
8
(-6 from 1925)
0.00070
19252193
(+629 from 1924)
14
(+4 from 1924)
0.00122
19242822
(+128 from 1923)
10
(+1 from 1923)
0.00086
19232950
(-710 from 1922)
9
(-5 from 1922)
0.00079
19222240
(+974 from 1921)
14
(+6 from 1921)
0.00124
19213214
(-6 from 1920)
8
No change from 1920
0.00070
19203208
(+160 from 1918)
8
(+1 from 1918)
0.00073
19190
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19183368
(-806 from 1917)
7
(-3 from 1917)
0.00067
19172562
(+520 from 1915)
10
(+3 from 1915)
0.00104
19160
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19153082
(-431 from 1914)
7
No change from 1914
0.00079
19142651
(-559 from 1913)
7
(-1 from 1913)
0.00102
19132092
(+177 from 1912)
8
(+2 from 1912)
0.00149
19122269
First SSA data recorded
6
First SSA data recorded
0.00133
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19040
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Damian

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#432021#342022#352023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#602021#522022#572023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1782021#2022022#1512023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1342021#1052022#1142023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#862021#802022#932023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#572021#452022#522023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#2372021#2392022#2512023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1532021#1262022#1362023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#2382021#2592022#2802023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#752021#1092022#902023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1922021#1742022#1732023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#932021#982022#942023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#2432021#2382022#2592023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1932021#1832022#1652023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#502021#422022#412023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#2712021#1622022#1652023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#592021#502022#372023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1842021#1832022#2222023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1072021#1022022#782023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1572021#1992022#1762023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#2792021#3922022#4302023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1852021#1862022#2912023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#2052021#2192022#2052023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#4272021#2442022#2762023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1912021#2072022#1512023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#4352021#2942022#1702023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1402021#1152022#1202023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1512021#1272022#1722023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1812021#1182022#1462023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1302021#1712022#1642023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#2292021#3362022#1982023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#2142021#3092022#2072023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#2742021#1612022#3302023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#2892021#4592022#2802023

Mississippi (MS)

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Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#2072021#1762022#1762023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1372021#1402022#1752023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#862021#1422022#2132023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#3462020#2322021#3502022

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#2282021#1682022#1692023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#2022020#1292021#2192023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1642014#2422016#1982017

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1912014#1432015#2402021

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#1052021#792022#852023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#2232019#1452020#2672021

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1872019#1092020#1142021

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#2252019#2482022#2172023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#2532014#2512015#2352019

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1102020#682022#1032023

Vermont (VT)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Popularity Rankings for Damian in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#412021#322022#422023

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#362020#362021

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#452014#712016#542018

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#741979#821980#971981

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#862021#802022#842023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#1002020#1022021#1042022

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1172020#1312021#1432022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#1242021#1322022#1412023

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1342006

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#1522013#1592014#1752015

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1932021#1972022#1702023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1932021#2762022#2352023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2132022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3692020#2622021#2572022

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#2862019#2732020#2842021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2832018#3122019#3042020

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#3902020#3282021#3662023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#3882021#4002022#3522023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#4192019#4052022#4532023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#6452022#5082023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Damian a Name for Boys or Girls?

Damian is a fitting name for boys because of its traditional roots and powerful sound, which resonates well with male qualities.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Damian

Damian in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Damian Lewis (Actor, born 1971): A British actor known for his roles in "Band of Brothers" and "Homeland."
  • Damian Marley (Musician, born 1978): A Jamaican DJ, rapper, and singer, also known as "Jr. Gong," and the youngest son of Bob Marley.
  • Damian Lillard (Basketball Player, born 1990): An American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA.
  • Damian McGinty (Singer, born 1992): An Irish singer and actor known for his work with the group Celtic Thunder and on the TV show "Glee."
  • Damian Chapa (Actor, born 1963): An American actor and director known for his role in "Blood In Blood Out."
  • Damian Kulash (Musician, born 1975): An American musician and lead singer of the band OK Go.
  • Damian Conway (Computer Scientist): An Australian computer scientist and prominent Perl programmer.
  • Damian Wayne ("Batman," 2006 Comic Series): The son of Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Talia al Ghul, who eventually takes up the mantle of Robin.
  • Damian ("Mean Girls," 2004 Film): A high school student known for his humorous and loyal personality, who befriends the new girl, Cady Heron.
  • "Damian" (2011 Song by DMX): A song by the rapper DMX that explores themes of inner conflict and temptation.
  • Damian Leigh ("Mean Girls: The Musical," 2017 Musical): A character in the musical adaptation of the film, known for his wit and musical talent.
  • Damian Spinelli ("General Hospital," 1963 TV Series): A quirky computer hacker who assists the main characters in solving various problems.
  • Damian Thorn ("The Omen," 1976 Film): A young boy who is revealed to be the Antichrist, bringing terror and darkness to those around him.
  • Damian Cray ("Alex Rider: Eagle Strike," 2003 Novel): A wealthy and influential pop star with sinister intentions, who becomes a formidable enemy for Alex Rider.
  • Damian Karras ("The Exorcist," 1971 Novel by William Peter Blatty): A Jesuit priest who struggles with his faith while trying to exorcise a demon from a young girl.
  • Damian (2020 TV Series): A drama series following the complex life of a man named Damian who faces various personal and professional challenges.
  • Damian Day ("Drop the Dead Donkey," 1990 TV Series): A character in the British sitcom known for his unscrupulous journalistic practices.
  • San Damian (Valparaíso, Chile): A small village in the Valparaíso region, known for its picturesque vineyards and tranquil rural setting.
  • Damian City (Oregon, USA): A small community in Oregon, known for its friendly atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings.
  • Damian Park (California, USA): A public park in Los Angeles known for its recreational facilities and community events.
  • Damian River (British Columbia, Canada): A river in British Columbia, popular for fishing and scenic beauty.
  • San Damian Park (Buenos Aires, Argentina): A park in Buenos Aires known for its green spaces and cultural events.
  • Damian Island (Queensland, Australia): An island in the Great Barrier Reef, known for its coral reefs and marine biodiversity.
  • Damian Lake (Ontario, Canada): A serene lake in Ontario, popular for fishing, boating, and its natural beauty.
  • Damian Hills (Victoria, Australia): A range of hills known for their hiking trails and panoramic views.
  • San Damian Street (Mexico City, Mexico): A historic street in Mexico City, known for its cultural heritage and colonial architecture.
  • Damian Valley (California, USA): A valley in California, known for its vineyards and agricultural produce.

Similar Names to Damian

Sibling Names for Damian