Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. DAY-mee-ən(English) DAN-myan(Polish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Δαμιανός (Damianos), which was derived from Greek δαμάζω (damazo) meaning "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmas 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.

Related Names

VariantsDamion(English) Damiaan(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesDamianos, Damianus(Ancient Greek) Damyan(Bulgarian) Damjan(Croatian) Damián(Czech) Damien(French) Damon(Greek Mythology) Damiano(Italian) Damjan(Macedonian) Damião(Portuguese) Demyan(Russian) Damjan(Serbian) Damijan, Damjan(Slovene) Damián(Spanish) Demyan(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingDamián
User SubmissionDamiàn


People think this name is

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Name Days

Austria: April 15
Austria: September 26
Poland: February 23
Poland: July 14
Poland: September 27
Poland: November 14
Romania: July 1
Romania: November 1


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


Entry updated April 25, 2021