Damien

Damien - A very unique male name



  Jul 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Damien appeared on the charts for the first time in 1952 on position #1596. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Damien and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Damien? 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 Damien. The baby boy name Damien was given to 1,631 baby boys in 2012, ranking #218 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,006 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Damien peaked in popularity 41 years ago in 1978 on position 162.



Famous with this name

Damien Chazelle
Madeleine Damien
Eva Damien


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Rating: 4/5 (5 people)


Damien is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Damien is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #106 - and is the least popular in Nebraska at position #450.

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 Damien is where you live.


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Damien origin and meaning

Damien is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Damien, pop culture references for the name Damien and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Damien

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

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

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
2012218
2011198
2010191
2009189
2008188
2007182
2006195
2005197
2004195
2003198
2002212
2001241
2000255
1999267
1998296
1997301
1996313
1995285
1994277
1993298
1992307
1991314
1990334
1989308
1988326
1987341
1986319
1985296
1984288
1983266
1982242
1981229
1980182
1979183
1978162
1977246
1976285
1975327
1974285
1973418
1972474
1971699
1970728
1969760
1968798
19671028
1966996
1965952
19641176
19631119
19621047
19611059
19601037
19591217
19581106
19571636
19521596

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico106
Hawaii128
Arizona134
Connecticut143
Vermont143
Wyoming143
Nevada154
Oklahoma177
Maine183
California189
Virginia189
Florida196
Illinois202
Oregon203
Alaska206
Colorado210
Massachusetts210
Pennsylvania217
Michigan218
Ohio218
Wisconsin221
New York225
Kentucky225
New Hampshire228
South Dakota230
West Virginia233
Iowa234
South Carolina241
Kansas242
Texas243
Washington244
Tennessee250
Missouri251
New Jersey252
Louisiana266
Georgia269
Alabama269
Utah306
Indiana311
North Carolina312
Maryland314
Arkansas334
Minnesota366
Mississippi417
Idaho444
Nebraska450

Even more about Damien


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 Damien a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Damien?

2 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
1978
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Damien
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,006
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1952
2012 births +1,631

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