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Damien

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How popular is the baby name Damien in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1936 6 0 6
1938 6 0 6
1940 13 0 13
1941 9 0 9
1942 7 0 7
1943 8 0 8
1945 5 0 5
1946 7 0 7
1947 12 0 12
1948 11 0 11
1949 15 0 15
1950 10 0 10
1951 17 0 17
1952 21 0 21
1953 12 0 12
1954 17 0 17
1955 18 0 18
1956 15 0 15
1957 26 0 26
1958 32 0 32
1959 28 0 28
1960 37 0 37
1961 38 0 38
1962 42 0 42
1963 37 0 37
1964 44 0 44
1965 43 0 43
1966 35 0 35
1967 51 0 51
1968 84 0 84
1969 93 0 93
1970 129 5 124
1971 154 6 148
1972 279 6 273
1973 358 0 358
1974 670 12 658
1975 551 10 541
1976 675 12 663
1977 847 13 834
1978 1,522 14 1,508
1979 1,343 22 1,321
1980 1,352 13 1,339
1981 1,047 11 1,036
1982 963 12 951
1983 796 7 789
1984 718 10 708
1985 698 10 688
1986 649 5 644
1987 579 0 579
1988 668 10 658
1989 781 8 773
1990 746 0 746
1991 820 8 812
1992 865 0 865
1993 904 0 904
1994 976 0 976
1995 953 0 953
1996 845 5 840
1997 907 0 907
1998 956 6 950
1999 1,129 10 1,119
2000 1,302 0 1,302
2001 1,408 6 1,402
2002 1,657 5 1,652
2003 1,891 5 1,886
2004 1,966 11 1,955
2005 1,936 0 1,936
2006 1,997 6 1,991
2007 2,256 0 2,256
2008 2,116 7 2,109
2009 2,008 0 2,008
2010 1,935 0 1,935
2011 1,824 0 1,824
2012 1,660 0 1,660
2013 1,614 5 1,609
2014 1,504 0 1,504
2015 1,410 0 1,410

Want to know about the popularity of the Damien baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,163 babies born with the name Damien in the United States. That's more than enough Damiens to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Damien" was in 2007 with a total of 2,256 babies. (That's a lot of baby Damiens)

According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Damien" ranks #99 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 17 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2004. Across the entire United States a total of 1,966 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Damien popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Damien" mean? The list below shows the origins of Damien as well as things modernly associated with the name Damien such as celebrities named Damien.

Origin and Meaning of Damien

The name "Damien" is of Greek origin, and it means "To tame, subdue". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Damien Rice

Damien Rice is a singer-songwriter and record producer specializing in folk, indie rock, and folk rock music. Damien was born in 1970 as Damien Rice.

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Damien Duff

Damien Duff is a football biography. Damien was born in 1979 in Ballyboden, Dublin, Ireland.

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Damien Bodie

Damien Bodie is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Damien was born in 1985 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Damien Thomas

Damien was born in 1942 in Ismailia, Egypt.

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Damien Johnson

Damien Johnson is a football biography. Damien was born in 1978 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

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Damien Dunn

Damien was born in 1979.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Damien

Damien Darhk
Damien Hirst
Damien Sandow
Damien Jurado
Damien Echols
Damien Lewis

Alternative Meanings

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Neimad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Maedin". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Damien born Jan 21, 1944

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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