You are not signed in. Sign in.

Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

Share This Page:

Baby Genders

Alphabetical List

Name Origins

Boy Name: Damian

Name: Damian
Pronunciation: \d(a)-mian\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Damian's also a girl name)
Origin: Greek
Sounds Like: Damone, Dominy, Domino, Domini, Tammany, Teman
Variant forms: Daemon, Daimen, Daimon, Daman, Damen, Dameon, Damiano, Damianos, Damianus, Damien, Damion, Damon, Damyan, Damyen, Damyon, Dayman, Daymian, Daymon, Demyan
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 548
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 9718

Description

Damian \d(a)-mian\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Damian), is pronounced DAY-mee-en. It is of Greek origin. Possibly means "to tame, subdue", though the Greek root is also close to the word for "spirit". The Belgian priest Father Damien is honored as the man who gave his life helping the lepers of Molokai in Hawaii. Saint Damien (third century) is known as the patron saint of physicians. Demyan is the Russian form. Author Damon Runyon; ballet dancer Damien Woetzel.

Damian has 19 variant forms: Daemon, Daimen, Daimon, Daman, Damen, Dameon, Damiano, Damianos, Damianus, Damien, Damion, Damon, Damyan, Damyen, Damyon, Dayman, Daymian, Daymon and Demyan.

Baby names that sound like Damian are Damone, Dominy, Domino, Domini, Tammany and Teman.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Damian.

Popularity

Damian is a very popular first name for men (#548 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#9718 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

« Previous Name Damia
Next Name » Damian

(top)




No comments yet. Submit yours!



Feel free to comment on this page.

We would like to know what you think about this and publish your thoughts here! (top)

What say you?

  1. You may optionally give a title for this comment.

  2. Worst to best, 1 to 5, what would you rate this one?

  3. The actual content of your comment. No HTML nor whatsoever allowed.

  4. The author of this comment.

  5. Is a boy female or male?

    Please answer the question by common sense.