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Updated February 19, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Tamer

What does Damien mean and stand for?

The name Damien is of Greek origin and means "tamer." It is a spelling variation of the name Damian.

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How Popular Is The Name Damien

Family name origins & meanings

What Does the Name Damien Mean?

The name Damien is of Greek origin and means "subdue." It is a variation of the name Damian.

How Popular is the Name Damien?

Damien is the number 280 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It held a spot in the top 200 from 2003 to 2012, but has since decreased in popularity each year.

However, it is the 10th most popular name on

Popularity of the Name Damien in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Damien was at its peak popularity in February 2020.

Damien was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Massachussetts
  3. New Jersey
  4. California
  5. New York

Famous People Named Damien and Damien in Pop Culture

A newly popular spelling variation, Damien has various notable namesakes such as Saint Damien of Molokai, singer Damien Rice, TV host Damien Richard Fahey, and actor Damien Haas. This spelling was also chosen for the sons of Elvira Wayans and Chaka Khan. The TV show Damien is one of the many pop culture references. The name also represents characters in House of Night, Gossip Girl, The Exorcist, The Omen, Arrow, and Who Killed Markiplier.

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