Damon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Damon:
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.
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I have friend named Damon but my Spanish teacher always pronounces and spells it as Damian.
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Dames, Damey, Day-Mon, Day-Day
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Damon or Damen in Greek means "To Tame, Subdue." In German this name means "Demon".
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Damon Albarn, lead singer of band Blur, also bands Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen
Damon Wayans, comedian/actor
Matt Damon, actor
Damon Runyon, writer
Damon Lindelof, television writer
Damon Hill, British Formula 1 driver (1990's)
Damon Knight, American science fiction writer.
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Damon Salvatore 'Vampire Diaries'
Damon Werth 'NCIS character'
According to Greek legend, Damon and Pythias were friends who lived on Syracuse in the 4th century BC. When Pythias was sentenced to death, he was allowed to temporarily go free on the condition that Damon take his place in prison. Pythias returned just before Damon was to be executed in his place, and the king was so impressed with their loyalty to one another that he pardoned Pythias.
Damon Fizzy, youtuber.