Damien - boys name

Damien name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 86%

Damien name meaning:

The name Damien, traditionally associated with boys, does not have a direct female counterpart. However, its meaning and origins can transcend gender lines, making it a name of significance regardless of gender. Originating from Greek, Damien means "to tame" or "subdue," and it carries connotations of one who possesses a calming, controlling influence, or someone who is a master of their craft or environment. This powerful meaning can be embraced by anyone, irrespective of gender, symbolizing strength, control, and mastery.

Historically, the name is also linked to Saint Damien, who was a 3rd-century Christian martyr and saint, known for his care of the sick. This association imbues the name with a sense of compassion, healing, and selfless service. While the name Damien is conventionally male, its rich history and significant meaning are qualities that can resonate with or inspire anyone, making it a name that transcends simple gender categorization in its depth and impact.

Origin: French


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Overall UK ranking: 682 out of 4789

52 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Damien

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