Damien Name Meaning & Origin

Damien

Pronunciation: DAY-mee-ehn (key)

Origin of the name Damien:

Derived from the Greek Damianos, which is thought to be from damān (to tame). Var: Damon, Daymian, Daymon.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Damian, Damion

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Comments and insights on the name Damien: | Edit

Damien and Medina are anagrams of each other..

Personal experiences with the name Damien: | Edit

I named my son Damien because I liked the name. I never watched "The Omen" and don't plan to. This name is not evil and people who seem to believe it is are shallow. My son is a great kid. Plays sports, and has a big heart. My Damien is a sweetheart and I love him s name!

Why is everyone trying to slander this name? A name is just that....a name. My boyfriends name is Damien (yes, named after the omen because his mother wanted a powerful name and loves horror movies) but he is in no way a bad person. His mom talks about how well behaved he was as a child and even now is a kind man. Damien from the omen is a FICTIONAL character. NOT a satanic name. Maybe ill name my son Lucifer...

So should we also think twice before using the names Freddy, Michael, or Jason since they are also associated with horror films? Give me a break... People are crazy my sons name is Damien he's a great kid sweetest boy you'll ever meet.

Thank you for the above comment. I thought the same about the other names. My son is named Damien and he is an awesome kid.

Nicknames for Damien: | Edit

Dami, Ian, Dame, Damester, DayDay

Meanings and history of the name Damien: | Edit

Of Greek origin, meaning "to tame".

Famous real-life people named Damien: | Edit

Damien Rice, singer and songwriter
Saint Damien of Molokai won recognition for his ministry to people with leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease), who had been placed under a government-sanctioned medical quarantine on the island of Molokai in the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Damien Hirst, British artist.
Damien Saez , French singer , songwriter ,musician .

Damien in song, story & screen: | Edit

Damien Wayne, son of Batman (DC comics)
Damien Vryce, Warrior Priest in the Black Sun Rising trilogy
Damiem Thorn, fictional character and the main antagonist in The Omen series of films.
Father Damien Karras, fictional character from the novel The Exorcist and it's subsequent films.
Damien Vesper, founder of a group of villains in "The 39 Clues"

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