Tame, Subdue

Damien Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \d(a)-mien\
Number in U.S 👶 58,000
Rate in 2021 538
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 Greek , English

Meaning of Damien

Historical origin and meaning

Damien is a French name. it came from the English name “Damian”. Both of them are derived from the Greek word “Damianos”. This Greek name has a sad story. Damianos was a physician, along with his brother, who were martyred in the Roman Empire.  

The name came from the Greek root “Daman” which means “to tame, subdue”. Damien has the same origin as Damon, the masculine nice name.

The name Damien came into the English language by the French language in the Middle Ages.




Personality traits of the masculine name Damien:

More about his personality, we can say that he is a strong and also competitive boy. He tends to compete with others in any case and tries to use his power to win or force them to do what he wants. He likes to be the boss in almost all of the groups he joins and he is successful in it most of the time. His power is more likely to be used in managing the groups.

The other characteristic of Damien is that he works too hard to explain. He is always tired because of the fact that he wants to finish work as soon as possible. He is too stubborn to break the obstacles. He works hard to work an important project out!

Put it in a nutshell, he is the most favored person to keep his motivation and work hard. He is used to burning the night’s owl and working as best as possible.  He uses his innovative and generative thinking skills to overcome problems in difficult cases. He is so confident that he believes in himself that he succeeds. He has a good self-confidence that always reminds him that he has vigor!

He is much more active than you think. He is always a pioneer for a new thing. There is a negative point here that you should pay attention to; he leaves a project or work suddenly and he is not a finisher. He tends to start it once and take into action the brilliant ideas and leave it incomplete afterward. Sometimes he has a bad habit of jumping from one branch to the other if they are not challenged enough with it.  You as his parents should care more about this subject.

His heart’s desire is to care for those he loves more. He tends to follow what he likes and what his heart wants. He cares much about his emotions and resents making them insignificant. He loves his achievements to be heartedly accepted. He follows traditions and respects different cultures.  

People react to his name as they feel he is very powerful and strong. They are right. He is the man. He shares his power with difficult matters. He likes to be egocentric. Sometimes, people think that he is very wealthy even if he is not actually.

He has a pearl of admirable wisdom. He relies on his abilities a lot. He likes trading and marketing and calculating outcomes and incomes.

All in all, he has specific characteristics like solid, dependable, loyal, reliable, studious, hard-working, active, punctual, tidy, practical, and industrious.

Her most likely vocation: architect, engineer, designer, writer, song composer, planner, keeper of department store

Lucky day: Sunday

Lucky colors: gold, yellow, bronze, orange


 The popularity of the name Damien:

Damien used to be on the popularity charts in 1948 and remained in the same position till 1961. Damien is not very popular with “a”, but it started to be ranked among the top 200 most favorite names in the United States.

In 1975, when the film named Omen, characterizes a child named Damien as Evil, everyone expected Damien to lose its usage. Unexpectedly, it did not affect American parents’ thoughts and they continued to choose it for their baby boys. In fact, Damien is the name of good people like Father Damien who devoted his life to helping the poor and to serving a Leper colony in Hawaii.

For the past four decades, Damien was recorded more than 50,000 times in the SSA Database.

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9/24/2022 11:01:40 AM

My son is called Damien Michael and i have always loved the name he is now in his late 20's and i still love his name no other name would have suited him.

9/20/2022 5:55:48 AM

I'm a Charles, and think It's kinda cool the name was made popular by the "Child's Play" movies, as in Charles Lee Ray the deranged goofball who, by means of voodoo, transmutes his soul into the murderous doll Chucky. Get real, It's only a movie that, in'the course of It's sequels, has become a horror camp cult classic. Yes, I like fI'ms like this but I'm by no means a whack job. Heck, better I spend my time watching fI'ms and reading the novelizations of 'em rather than be on'the'streets causing trouble. Whenever'someone asks if I'm the guy from the movie I usually get a "chuckle" out of it and, depending on'the context of the'situation, may or may n't say that I am ... all in good fun.

9/11/2022 5:23:00 PM

i like the name Damien. I'm what im going 2 name my kid. Even after the movie "The Omen". I thought that movie was actually pretty cool.

8/19/2022 6:12:00 PM

I love the name Damien -- It's masculine and strong, and anyone who dislikes It'solely because some ridiculous movie character had the'same name Isn't worth a moment of your time. Might as well shy away from names like Carrie, Freddy, and Jason as well. My uncle's name is Adolf and he's gotten grief all his life for sharing Hitler's name... but at least that was a real person, n't some imaginary evil from a MOVIE. Here's to more Damians/Damiens in'the world!

7/18/2022 6:30:54 PM

I absolutely love the name Damien. It's my boyfriend's name and I think that our names sound very nice together: Damien and Olivia. For some reason when I tell people his name they seem to think that he is African American...but I have no idea where that n'tion came from. It is a very strong and attractive name, although, like all people with that name there comes the'stupid "son of the devil" association; needless to say many othe's tell me that they love the name. They're just jealous that their parents didn't think of it for them :)

6/19/2022 5:23:24 AM

I had a little boy this past June, and his name is Damien....I really love the name...he's such a wonderful baby as well. he's been smiling since the day he was born:)

6/11/2022 1:34:48 AM

My 6 yr.old son's name is Damien. People do tend to mispell it but that's o.k. What gets annoying is the'sigh we here when we mention his name'some people look at us funny or ask us if we know that Damien's Satan's son. No! Damien is my sweet,loving boy. i've only heard of one other person with the'same name and spelled the'same here in Germany (we're sationed here).

6/8/2022 4:57:18 AM

my sons name is Damien,who just turned one! we were at a party one day and we meet this priest, and asked us why we decieded to name our son Damien. My husband and i looked at each other like here where go! wellmy husband said that hes always loved that name'since he was a teenager, n't cause of any movie. So anyway the priest started to tell us a story about the REAL orgin of the name Damien, here he was a healer who helped children, a saint! this was straight out the priest mouth, so go ahead with saying its a devils name, cause they all wrong,look it up Damien on'the intern't, ur self its a pretty good story.

6/5/2022 3:39:00 PM

My name is Damien i have had quite funny experiences with the name. Coming from South Africa we have 11 official languages so there is lots of room for mis-pronounciations. I prefer, Day-mi-yun.

5/13/2022 11:13:30 PM

People need to quIt'stereo typing the name Damien...its plain ignorant and shows your lack of intelligence....basing a decision or oppinion by something you saw in a movie is retarded....Its just a movie....and to n't name a child damien just because stupid people will think of Demons or whatever just shows that you let other people control your what you want? be who you want? and name your kid whatever you want?....cant make everyone happy, and ther's no law again't offending uneducated people

4/30/2022 3:04:48 AM

love the name. i am pregnant with twins (boy and girl) and i want to call my son damien but i am getting a hard time from everyone else regarding the omen connection.

4/10/2022 11:45:00 PM

As a magician I find that people often'think that the name Damien means demon, devil, antichrist...because of the Omen movies starring Gregory Peck and Leigh Remick. It's amazing how hollywood influences us and we end up believing something that is totally fictious. Personally I like the name Damien and see n'thing wrong with it whatsoever. Espeically knowing that it means sweet & harmless.

3/24/2022 7:11:24 AM

My son is being born on'the 3rd of November 2020. I have named him Damean. Since then I really see how ignorant people are. First thing they say " OH no... That movie!! First, it is just a movie [email protected]$$ !! And second, if it bothe's you so much, at least remember the name of the movie. What few people even bother to find out is that the name Damien is of Greek origin, Means to tame or subdue, and is one of the'strongest names !!

3/8/2022 7:42:00 PM

its been crazy these past 25 years with a name'so many people beli've to be demonic and satanic due to a very ridiculous movie from the 80's. when in all actuality i was named after a catholic priest who devoted his life to caring for the leppers of hawaii. why are peaple so stupid?

2/9/2022 11:38:42 AM

I was born in 1962,my name is Damien,I spent the first 1/2 of my life repeating it always,I named my son Brian Damien ,I hated the movie,I am very special,dh

1/14/2022 7:57:18 AM

Just for kicks, my name is Damian, I was born on Friday the 13th, one week late. If I was born on'time I would have been born on'the 6/6/86... would have been more dramatic in '66 but you know... And no. I'm n't cursed or unlucky or the antichrist or an'thing like that.

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12/23/2021 12:34:30 PM

my sons name is damian and i catch so much grief from ignorant people. its the only name my husband and i both loved and he is the best child i could ask for.

12/21/2021 12:04:48 PM

I am on my 3rd pregnancy I have had 2 miscarriages and I hope this one makes it. If it is a boy that means he is strong because he'survived and I will name him Damien because I will beli've that it will fit him.

12/18/2021 2:38:42 AM

I'm 5months pregnant and naming my baby boy Damian regardless of what people say. Everyone is telling me n't to because it means the devil or the devils son. I actually looked it up and It's Greek and the name of a Christian man'that was martyred with his twin brother. It means "watcher" or "to tame." So if anyone is having second thoughts...DOn't!

12/9/2021 6:15:36 PM

Hi I am 7 months pregnant, with a boy and my husband and I are having a hard time deciding on a name. My husband really likes Damian, but everytime I'mention'the name people give me a weird look and say doesn't that mean'the devils son?? I am just afraid that my son will be teased for having the name Damian, but after reading this I can see there are a lot of Damian's out there that love their name. I'm still unsure about the whole thing, but that is the only name that really sticks out in my head when I think of my baby to be. .

11/23/2021 3:12:54 PM

Me and my friend was arguing about the name damien and lucifer and i tried to convince him it mean good bu the'still does n't beli've me at all, he'says that I'm crazy for wanting to call my two sons that but i think the meaning are beatiful

11/17/2021 7:19:30 AM

HOTT NAME FOR BOYS this is what i am going to name my son if i ever have one

10/10/2021 4:19:30 AM

Love your name whoever you are. And if your name is "Damien" love yourself & everyone else lol. Have you ever heard of a "Spanky". Sorry lol. Like I said "love your name".

10/9/2021 8:05:24 PM

This is my name. I have gone through life as Kristen or Kerstin, rarely is it pronounced or spelled correctly. Something to think about before choosing it for your daughter.

10/5/2021 4:27:36 AM

The name DAMIEN/DAMIAN, however you wish to spell it, is strong, sexy and smart. It has a unique richness and quality that'simply commands your attention in contrast to so many other common names. And to those who are afraid of the name and associate it with demons. I would say that if you beli've the existence of demons and hell, then mind as well beli've that the plan't earth is flat or if you look up in'the'sky you might see Pegasus flying! Cheers!

9/17/2021 2:38:42 PM

I chose this spelling of the name because It's origins mean leader and strong. As it turns out, after 8 years Damien is gifted, loving, a watchful older brother, a child who is self-assured and likes speaking to adults.

8/21/2021 6:35:24 AM

My name is Damien, im love my name, ive only known one other person with my name and tis make me feel like an individual! But after 23 years I dont care about the devil comments any more!

8/14/2021 11:43:12 AM

My son Damien Michael is gorgeous. He is smart, mature, yes, mischievous too but a beautiful soul. He loves his name and so do I!

8/3/2021 6:36:18 PM

I love the name Damien! It's my boyfriend's name, and he's gotten no end of grief as well because of the idiots who refer to the fI'm "The Omen". Considering the Friday the 13th series, you'd think that all the boys in'the world named "Jason" would be getting a bad rep too. Nevermind "Freddy". *sigh*

8/3/2021 3:51:36 PM

I posted comment for the name Damien'two weeks ago and it has n't been added to your website. i am no magician but it was clean and useful information. What gives?

7/30/2021 10:17:42 AM

This is mu grandfathe's name and if I have a son, I want him to have this name too

7/29/2021 3:04:48 PM

The'sound I(ah ee) is love in Japanese. I think It's cute.

7/23/2021 4:26:42 AM

My son has this name but we spelled it Daymien. I felt It'spells out much more beautifully on paper this way. No one but my mother had seemed to have a problem with it. But once he was born and the name glued on'to who he is the name is now idolized by everyone who knows him.


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Damien?
The origin of the name Damien is Greek , English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Damien?
Almost 58000 people are named Damien.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Damien?
The names of Daniel, Dean, Diana, Daniella, Danielle