Damon

Damon - A very unique male name



  Jul 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Damon appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #1005. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Damon and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Damon? 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 Damon. The baby boy name Damon was given to 681 baby boys in 2012, ranking #403 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,410 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Damon peaked in popularity 43 years ago in 1976 on position 105.



Famous with this name

Matt Damon
Damon Herriman
Damon Wayans


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Damon is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Damon is currently topping the baby name charts in New Hampshire at position #229 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #623.

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 Damon is where you live.


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Damon origin and meaning

Damon is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Damon, pop culture references for the name Damon and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Damon

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

Danny / Don / Dean / Duane / Dan / Dwayne / Damian / Donnie / 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
2012403
2011417
2010416
2009521
2008479
2007430
2006378
2005321
2004314
2003297
2002286
2001288
2000290
1999284
1998271
1997279
1996278
1995281
1994293
1993281
1992284
1991290
1990321
1989350
1988351
1987359
1986344
1985329
1984319
1983316
1982311
1981292
1980249
1979166
1978134
1977112
1976105
1975114
1974111
1973125
1972137
1971171
1970174
1969188
1968188
1967225
1966243
1965281
1964296
1963286
1962372
1961369
1960425
1959440
1958524
1957479
1956515
1955512
1954515
1953552
1952620
1951610
1950647
1949558
1948684
1947603
1946671
1945775
1944755
1943854
1942679
1941844
1940734
1939974
1938772
1937755
1936780
19351243
1934918
1933718
19321045
1931937
1930922
19291244
1928977
19271350
1926708
19251014
1924934
19231595
1922845
19211609
19201029
19191092
19181501
19171467
1916788
19151157
19121005

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Hampshire229
North Dakota242
Pennsylvania270
South Dakota281
Missouri303
Utah316
Wisconsin320
Michigan330
Oregon332
Nevada335
Ohio336
Maryland339
Indiana342
Massachusetts344
West Virginia344
Florida352
Washington359
Tennessee365
Kentucky368
Idaho373
Iowa374
Mississippi381
North Carolina381
Oklahoma386
Arkansas392
Kansas405
Nebraska410
Colorado417
New Jersey419
Arizona437
Virginia446
New Mexico449
South Carolina455
New York463
Minnesota467
Georgia488
Louisiana501
California508
Illinois541
Alabama568
Texas623

Even more about Damon


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 Damon 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 Damon?

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
1976
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Damon
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,410
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +681

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