Damien

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54k
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since 1880
Last Name
377
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Damien

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

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  1. A male given name, the French equivalent of Damian

Damien was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Damien

Damien Chazelle is a film director and screenwriter. Damien was given the name Damien Sayre Chazelle by his parent Bernard Chazelle on January 19th, 1985 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Damien Sandow is a wrestler. Damien was born on April 3rd, 1982 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Damien Hirst is an artist in the fields of conceptual art, installation art, and painting. He holds the title Damien Hirst's voice. Damien was given the name Damien Steven Hirst on June 7th, 1965 in Bristol, England.

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Damien Rice is a folk music, indie rock, and folk rock singer-songwriter and record producer. He plays Piano, Guitar, Percussion instrument, Clarinet, Pump organ, and Vocals. He was most active from 1991 to present. Damien was born on December 7th, 1973.

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Damien Duff is a soccer player for the Leicester Celtic A.F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Chelsea F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Fulham F.C., Melbourne City FC, Shamrock Rovers F.C., and Republic of Ireland national football team. Damien was born on March 2nd, 1979 in Ballyboden.

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Damien Jurado is an indie rock, indie folk, and americana (music) musician. He was most prominent from 1995 to present.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Damien

SS.CC. Father Damien was a saint. He holds the title Religious priest and missionary. SS.CC. was born on January 3rd, 1840. He died on April 15th, 1889.

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André Damien is a Mayor of Versailles and MayorofVersailles. André was born on July 10th, 1930.

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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 11 0 11
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 1,345 22 1,323
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 580 0 580
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 1,893 5 1,888
2004 1,966 11 1,955
2005 1,936 0 1,936
2006 1,998 6 1,992
2007 2,258 0 2,258
2008 2,116 7 2,109
2009 2,008 0 2,008
2010 1,937 0 1,937
2011 1,827 0 1,827
2012 1,660 0 1,660
2013 1,618 5 1,613
2014 1,505 0 1,505
2015 1,415 0 1,415
2016 1,292 0 1,292

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Popularity of Damien as a first name

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Popularity of Damien as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Damien U.S.
  White 49.87% 64.26%
  African American 6.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 7.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 34.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Damien

People with the last name Damien are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Damien

  • How Popular is the name Damien? Damien is the 931st most popular name of all time. As a last name Damien was the 54,637th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Damien have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54,477 babies born with the first name Damien in the United States. That's more than enough people named Damien to occupy the country of Marshall Islands with an estimated population of 54,305 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Damien? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Damien first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Damien is Friday, February 16th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Damien born? The highest recorded use of the first name Damien was in 2007 with a total of 2,258 babies. That's a lot of babies named Damien!
  • Random Damien Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Damien ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 14 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Damien: Your name in reverse order is Neimad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Maiedn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Damien? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 377 people with the last name Damien.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Damien? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Damien as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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