US Popularity:648
Other Origin(s):French
Meaning:To tame, subdue
Damien, also spelled as Damian, is a striking title derived from the Greek Damianos. Stemming from the word daman, Damien means “to tame, subdue.” Damien may also be linked to Damia, an epithet given to the Greek goddess of the harvest, Demeter. Damien replaces the a with an e, creating a subtle French flair like Lucien and Julien. Damien and Damian are particularly popular throughout Christian communities in Europe, most likely because of the martyred Saint Damian. If you’d like a name embued with strength and stability, Damien is a solid choice.

Damien Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Damien is currently #315 on The Bump
Boy:Damien is currently #179 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Damien is currently #648 in U.S. births
Boy:Damien is currently #330 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 26
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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