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According to the Dictionary of First Names the meaning "to tame, subdue" is actually used as a euphemism for "to kill".
-- nafer1  5/18/2005
I really love the name Damian but it is said to be the name of the son of the devil.
-- sutton  7/18/2005
The Devil CAN'T have a son because he doesn't have a physical body.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2008
I do not really think it should leave such a bad impression partially because it IS my name.
-- Damian  8/27/2005
I think it's a pretty good name, but it's like naming your kid Buffy or Hermione if they were a girl, it's too famous now.
-- patchworkgirl  2/23/2006
I think Damian is a great name, in fact it is my favorite name for a guy. I love it and it means Divine Power. Also, there was a Saint Damian who was martyered for his belief in God.
-- Anonymous User  2/27/2006
I like the name, but since 6/6/06 has rolled around the name will be really popular. I am not a fan of popular names, since I have a ridiculous common name.
-- Grey_mw  6/29/2006
People, please get your facts -right-. Damian is not the son of the devil in Christian mythology in –any- way, shape, or form. In fact, it’s only in the Omen that this is the name, and it was chosen with no religious significance or relation. It has –nothing- to do with the devil, apart from that film. Zilch. Zero. Nada. This means, that if you ignore pop culture, Damian is a perfectly normal, acceptable name. Not evil or demonic. It’s only been made so by the film; and if the kid had been named Daniel, Edward or Fredrick, you can bet those names would be synonymous with the Devil in popular culture nowadays, even if they aren’t in religious dogma.

Some people say the devil’s son is named Mammon, some don’t know or name it. But it certainly ain’t Damian. In fact, the name should only remind people of the Omen/Devil and put them off the name, if, whereupon hearing the word Samara, their mind is as easily influenced as to go to the un-creepy girl from the Ring rather then the Russian city or that mountain.

Sadly that is most people.

Oh, and by the way. There are apparently four –saints- named Damian. How “unholy” is that?

I personally think Damian is a lovely name, if, like so many lovely names, ruined by clueless film directors. However, there are many forms of the name…such as Demyan. Damien or Damiano. So use them or go live in that country if you want to avoid the clueless minions of popular culture tormenting your poor son and trying to use him in some kind of Black Mass. ^^
-- Anonymous User  7/26/2006
I'm sorry but if I ever get a son I would NEVER EVER name him Damian even if my life depended on it! The reasons:
Reason #1
Damian = Demon/Devil. Oh, come on! EVERYONE on this planet knows that. I've never even seen the Omen or whatever that movie is called and even I knew that Damian means demon! This is not even about any movie!
Reason #2
This name is the UG in UGLY! This is my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2006
Huh? That doesn't make any sense. "Damien" sounds nothing like Devil. Devin, Devon, David, Dennis, etc etc all sound way more like it than Damien (or Damian in this case, same thing). I'm not being biased because it's my name, I used to hate it because I'd hear that whole Omen thing, until I realized that's completely fictional and there were quite a few saints with the name.

Also, with the whole name being ugly, everyone's entitled to their opinion. Good job posting anonymously so we can't see yours. Chicks really like my name, I can't recall any of them not commenting how much they like it. :P
-- damienkc  10/1/2006
I didn't know any of this "devil" thing with it till I saw the Omen recently when my mom said that she would never name a kid that. Personally I think it is a very nice name. It's also the name of my friend's dad.
-- blackgoodbye  9/9/2006
I LOVE this name! It's awesome and sounds cool! On some websites it says this name means "sweet and harmless" too! And, FYI, this has NOTHING to do with the devil. In fact, there were even 4 saints named Damian!
-- zev  9/9/2006
Damian is not the name of the devil, Lucifer is the name of the devil. The name Damian was just used as a name in a horror flick, just like the name Jason was but that never stopped the usage of the name Jason. I read somewhere that St. Damian was the patron saint of physicians.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2006
Honestly, I agree with the people who say Damian is no different than Jason, the name with a scary usage. Jason is a very commonly used name besides that fact. What makes Damian different? Supposedly it sounds like demon, well in a way it does. But the fact is that you can make anything sound anyway you want it too. As you can see in the examples of David, Devon, Dennis, etc. They can sound like demon too. Thanks to Damienkc for pointing that out! There are many people whose name is Damian. Everyone should respect that. Some of the most kind people are named Damian, so please step away from the ignorant stereotype left by the Omen. It just makes you look stupid.

P.S. Names used for Satan - Belial, serpant, father of lies, Beelzebub, Lucifer. Nowhere in the bible is Damian EVER metioned.
-- Cyneburga  10/25/2006
I personally love the name Damian and if I am blessed with a son I hope to give him this wonderful name, which in a baby name book I have, means "sweet and harmless". The people who refuse to use the name because of the movie "The Omen" are just plain crazy! This is a beautiful name that pop culture, not facts have made into a devilish name.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2007
A famous bearer is MTV personality Damien Fahley.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2007
Demian is also a wonderful book by Hermann Hesse.
-- lrdbyron  1/18/2007
Personally, I think that Damian is such a nice, strong name that it overcomes all of the negative associations that people put on it.
-- Anonymous User  3/23/2007
Damian is the name of Satan's son in South Park.
-- Anonymous User  4/8/2007
Whoever said that everyone knows that Damian means demon is just plain retarded! The name wasn't used in the Bible ONCE! It says NOTHING about the antichrist bearing this name! I think whoever wants to name their kid this should go ahead and name them this. Screw what those punks say! The name means sweet and harmless. SWEET AND HARMLESS! That has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with a demon. If the boy's name would have been Israel or Gabriel or Jacob or Luke, I'm pretty sure Damian would be considered normal and everyone who ever heard of The Omen would say "Don't name your kid Jacob! It's evil!" IT'S JUST A MOVIE. GET OVER THE FACT THAT IT'S JUST A MOVIE.
-- Anonymous User  6/6/2007
Another famous bearer of this name is Damien Rice, a singer-songwriter from Ireland. As of July 2007, he has released two full-length albums.
-- peristyle  7/23/2007
Everyone who said that the name Damian has nothing to do with Satan is right. It does not mean 'demon' or 'devil,' and it was never mentioned in the Bible anywhere. In fact, it was the name of several saints. Every source I've seen says the meanings are 'to tame or subdue,' or 'sweet and harmless.' And if you don't believe that, I'll have you know that the Latin word for demon is 'daemon,' and not Damian. Indeed, if the boy in "The Omen" had been named Jeff or Stu, the result would have been the same. It's only a movie.
-- Midna  7/27/2007
Damian does not mean devil! For those of you who don't understand that, I'll say it again. DAMIAN. DOES. NOT. MEAN. DEVIL.

For one, previous commenters above me have stated that it's not mentioned in the bible, and it was even the name of a couple of Saints!

Personally, I LOVE the name. It has a lovely, yet mysterious tone to it. This is probably what I'm going to give a future son of mine as a first name or a middle name. Along with Kirk. :D

Although I guess I like the spelling Damien better, but they both sound great.
-- rv14142  8/21/2007
We have a son named Damian. We knew about The Omen but have no interest in watching the original or remade versions. We named our son after St. Damian (brother of St. Cosmos). They are included in the canon of the (Catholic) Mass, as they are martyrs in the Catholic faith and patrons saints of doctors, midwives, and barbers, among others. We chose this name because it is a saint's name, and well known but not widely used.
-- lindsey8799  9/21/2007
I like the name Damian a lot, I'm going to name my first son Damian, and whovever says it's the name of the devil son needs to stop taking some stupid horror flick so seriously.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2007
I totally love this name. It's very cool. It's just the sound of it that makes it a great name.
-- DeniseClaire  11/30/2007
A famous bearer is actor Damian Lewis, currently starring on NBC's drama "Life" and has also appeared in "The Forsyte Saga" and "Band of Brothers".
-- Isla  12/3/2007
This is such a virile name, best exeplified by seductively sultry Irish singer-song-writer Damien Rice (yes I know the spelling's slightly different), he could play me a lullaby on his guitar any night.
-- Anonymous User  12/10/2007
I like Damian more on a girl than a boy, but it's good on either.
-- pandasayscynical  12/18/2007
Also used in Spanish and is pronounced Dah-mian.
-- BornOnRoshHashanah  4/7/2008
In the TV series "Only Fools and Horses", Del's son is named Damian. Regardless of whether or not the name actually comes from daemon (I suspect it's a cross cultural name that has been attributed more than one meaning), that seemed to be the impression that the character Rodney had of the kid.
-- Anonymous User  4/14/2008
The name annoys me. It sounds a bit pretentious, and I hate the fact that people always connect this name to some evil forces, the Devil, and crap like that. It's not Demon, it's Damian. The two are not pronounced alike. The name has no such history or etymology.
-- slight night shiver  5/19/2008
My name happens to be Damian, it's spelled with an ( A ) as in angel not an ( e ) as in evil! That happens to be my middle name! I was born a few years before the movie came out and remember hearing my name on the radio and being like that's great! My brother who is a couple of years older would always tease me because there was a children's show called Romper Room on at the time. And at the end of the show theu would pick a little boys or girls name. But they never picked mine, they picked his or one of the kids always had that name. So he would tease me and say that's because no one likes your name and it's stupid and just be mean! Until that day oh it was great that first day and the weeks and sequels that followed! Yeah sure they can say your lame name on some kids show but mine's on the radio! Then the T.V. then the billboard and the cinema marques! Can you feel it? The vindication, of years of being teased and made fun of to everyone saying my name! They made movies about me! I was the same age as the little boy in the original. Yet far cuter, and I had more than just the name.

I loved my name but hated the trouble it brought. I was raised Catholic so it was a constant battle within school and at CCD. I didn't accept my role as the Omen until high school. That's when I decided if they wanted the devil they would get the devil! I never had a real problem after that!

Now if you were given this name and you think you had it bad and deserve the name well you don't! No one has fought harder or longer than I have with this name! I earned it, and I'm proud to have been given it! If you have this name already you might as well change it! There can only be one and that one is me!
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2008
Oh and today is my Holiday, I just learned that from the site. I guess in Poland the 14th of July is Damian day! Also there are only two abbreviations that I know of and a third I tolerate.

#1 would be the generic (D). I accept it but it's rare when I'm called it.
#2 was only tolerated by family when I was younger and when my friends first heard it they always looked at me strange. Then realized it sounded OK and it was easer and shorter. And of course that would be Dame. I allow anyone to call me it. Now normally it's only my closest friends and most all my family who do.
#3 this is for family only, the only exception are children! I would allow everyone to call me it but only family and young children have. It doesn't bother me at all I just think people don't feel comfortable calling me it other than my family and even then its only a handful. That pet or short name would be Damie.

I suppose that's how you might spell it, I'm not too sure but that's how it sounds. Hahaha :)
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2008
This is also a Spanish name.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2008
Why on earth can someone HATE this name/the bearer of the name and say "it's the name of the devil's son". IT'S JUST A NAME!
Anyway, I like this name and (please notice this; the following words has NOTHING to do with the devil or God, it's just an opinion) it's something with Damian; every guy I have seen (in real life and on tv/cinema) with this name was/are good looking.
-- EllyKash  11/1/2008
It bothers me that people would associate this name with negative things like being the son of the devil because of a movie. In a book series I read and in some legends I've heard Micheal (maybe not spelled that way) is the son of the devil but I've never heard anyone say bad things about that name. I personally love the name Damian.
-- alexblake  11/2/2008
When I found out me and my husband were expecting a boy I started looking for a name that wouldn`t be very common and ordinary. Also I wanted to pick a name of a Saint, a holy name, a cool and interesting name all in one. And I must tell you I found a very special, enticing and charming name that made it to the top of our babyname list.
Damian [DAHM-yahn] we love you!
-- mmama25  11/12/2008
A famous bearer is Damian Kulash of the band OK Go! (The band with the guys on treadmills).
-- mongoosestalker  12/21/2008
I personally love this name, no matter if it's related to the devil or not. It's a strong, beautiful name.
-- yael5012_y  6/11/2009
Petr Čech (Czech) and Martina Dolejšová have a son Damian Czech.
-- MaggieSimpson  7/5/2009
One famous bearer is Damian Trotter, Dell-boy's son in Only Fools and Horses.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2009
Czech and Slovak pronunciation is DAHM-yahn.
-- MaggieSimpson  3/27/2010
In my opinion Damian/Damien is a good looking and nice name. I like that it sounds a little mysterious.

And get this guys: I ALSO happen to like The Omen! I may possibly even like the name Damian better because I had a good time watching the movie. Popular culture sometimes helps us getting introduced to names but in the end names are just sounds that we like. It's not like a child named Hannibal WILL become a cannibal, just because it rhymes!
-- Anonymous User  5/19/2010
I like the name Damian. My grandma told me Damian meant 'the devil' or 'devils son' but when I looked up the name it tells me otherwise. Like on this website it means 'to tame' & it's the name of some saints. And if you go to namemeanings.com it means 'sweet and harmless'. I don't know how the name got a bad reputation but meanings I found don't have an evil meaning.
-- MirandaIrie  8/14/2010
The only resemblance the name "Damian" holds to "Demon" is if you pronounce it "DAHM-Yahn" (which is my least favorite, to be honest), obviously the only slight difference is an "A" rather than "E."
That off my chest... whether or not it reminds people of demonic usage-- it is also the name of many honorable Saints-- Angels, in fact. There are countless worse titles in usage that have cruel meanings... yet because the written version does not resemble, it is seen as suitable. Double standard, perhaps? Especially considering that the name currently in question has no true meaning of anything evil. "To Tame," is the definition.

Does that mean that I would dub a child by stated title? Not necessarily... I simply do not enjoy the written name nor to-the-ear sound. Merely my own personal opinion.

Among all the horrid abominations-- "Damian" sounds like a spring of clear water. While, no, I do not find it to be the most professional... It is not uneducated. Unlike the means of "Kaycin," "LaToyah," "Jaylyn," and other such "kre8tiv" atrocities, "Damian" stands as a much larger chance of success. It is not a name that employers would be too wickedly unnerved by, in the long run.

Through this whole duration of writing a comment... the name has truthfully grown on me. (My previous opinion still holds true, however.)
-- Francesca  5/19/2011
A famous bearer is singer Damian McGinty of my mum's favourite group, Celtic Thunder. He's fit ;)
-- Anonymous User  6/24/2011
A famous bearer is Damian Wayne. He is the fifth Robin, following Stephanie Brown, and is featured in the DCnU Batman & Robin comics. He is the son of Talia A'guhl and Bruce Wayne.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2012
Although Damiaan is the authentic, native Dutch form (originally, Latin names ending in -ianus always became -iaan in Dutch), it is not used as often in The Netherlands as Damian. Damiaan is rare nowadays, whereas Damian is fairly popular and has been steadily gaining in popularity since the early '90s. In 2003 the name Damian was at its most popular ever: that year, 380 newborn boys were given this name.

As such, 'Dutch' should also be listed in the 'Usage' section for this name. :) [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  10/11/2012

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