US Popularity:844
Meaning:One who tames, subdues
Damon, of the Greek masculine name Damōn, means “one who tames, subdues.” This commanding name exudes tranquility and implies its bearer is a calm and composed character. Damon is famous for the Greek legend of Damon and Pythias, who surprised and amazed the god Dionysus with their extraordinary loyalty and friendship. Actor Matt Damon bears this title with honor and is one of Hollywood’s most beloved celebrities. However, fans of The Vampire Diaries helped Damon soar into popularity in 2009 due to the tall, dark, and handsome bad boy, Damon Salvatore. A name that exudes sophistication and serenity, baby Damon will go far in life knowing they got it all under control!

Famous People Named Damon

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  • Matt Damon

Damon Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Damon is currently #1034 on The Bump
Boy:Damon is currently #275 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Damon is currently #844 in U.S. births
Boy:Damon is currently #289 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 8
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner. pg. 92

  • Behind the Name, Damon, May 2020

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