Damian

Damian - A unique male name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Damian, meaning to tame, subdue, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1925 on position #1766. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Damian and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Damian? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Damian. The baby boy name Damian was given to 3,812 baby boys in 2012, ranking #99 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 430 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Damian peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 99.



Famous with this name

Damian Lewis
Damian Bray
Damian Edwards


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Damian is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Damian is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #32 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #620.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Damian is where you live.


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Damian origin and meaning

Damian is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means to tame, subdue. To see famous people named Damian, pop culture references for the name Damian and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Damian

We've found the following names that sound similar to Damian, sorted by popularity.

Danny / Don / Dean / Duane / Dan / Dwayne / Donnie / Damon / Dana / Damien /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201299
2011138
2010122
2009128
2008133
2007137
2006139
2005157
2004160
2003163
2002163
2001190
2000206
1999221
1998207
1997205
1996214
1995220
1994217
1993251
1992261
1991277
1990322
1989310
1988343
1987363
1986367
1985369
1984341
1983340
1982321
1981342
1980326
1979295
1978243
1977213
1976212
1975234
1974243
1973281
1972295
1971417
1970447
1969475
1968465
1967576
1966570
1965613
1964569
1963585
1962618
1961678
1960682
1959736
1958771
1957801
1956783
1955778
1954910
19531322
1952853
19511130
19501066
19491032
19481379
19471619
19461419
19451447
19431326
19401496
19391326
19251766

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico32
California37
Nevada43
Arizona54
Texas57
Illinois83
Idaho87
Oregon94
Colorado101
Washington114
Florida131
New Jersey132
Kansas134
Connecticut137
Delaware146
Utah148
Rhode Island155
Oklahoma161
New York162
District of Columbia162
Nebraska170
Minnesota189
Pennsylvania191
Virginia207
Massachusetts211
Alabama216
Indiana218
Tennessee218
Georgia225
North Carolina226
South Dakota229
Michigan233
Wisconsin245
Ohio251
Maine255
South Carolina266
Missouri271
Arkansas300
Maryland300
Kentucky319
West Virginia343
Iowa348
Mississippi495
Louisiana620

Even more about Damian


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Damian a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Damian?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Damian
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 430
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1925
2012 births +3,812

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