add to your listSave
PronouncedPron.DAY-mee-ən English
DA-myan Polish

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Δαμιανος (Damianos) which was derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmo in Syria early in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in Christian Europe. Another saint by this name was Peter Damian, an 11th-century cardinal and theologian from Italy.
VariantsDamion English Damiaan Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesDamianos, Damianus Ancient Greek Damyan Bulgarian Damjan Croatian Damien French Damon Greek Mythology Damiano Italian Damjan Macedonian Demyan Russian Damjan Serbian Damijan, Damjan Slovene Demyan Ukrainian
User SubmissionDamián


Depiction of Saints Damian and Cosmas by Hans von Kulmbach (1508)Depiction of Saints Damian and Cosmas by Hans von Kulmbach (1508)


athletes, DC Comics characters, martyrs, Mean Girls characters, saints, theologians, Violet Evergarden characters
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute