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Damon

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1889 5 0 5
1892 11 0 11
1893 7 0 7
1895 8 0 8
1896 5 0 5
1898 7 0 7
1899 7 0 7
1900 11 0 11
1901 6 0 6
1903 6 0 6
1904 13 0 13
1905 18 0 18
1906 9 0 9
1907 13 0 13
1909 11 0 11
1910 7 0 7
1911 7 0 7
1912 31 0 31
1913 20 0 20
1914 29 0 29
1915 41 0 41
1916 61 0 61
1917 34 0 34
1918 46 0 46
1919 60 0 60
1920 62 0 62
1921 46 0 46
1922 70 0 70
1923 50 0 50
1924 60 0 60
1925 62 0 62
1926 71 0 71
1927 63 0 63
1928 68 0 68
1929 49 0 49
1930 55 0 55
1931 51 0 51
1932 65 0 65
1933 73 0 73
1934 65 0 65
1935 50 0 50
1936 70 0 70
1937 69 0 69
1938 64 0 64
1939 69 0 69
1940 64 0 64
1941 64 0 64
1942 96 0 96
1943 72 0 72
1944 77 0 77
1945 71 0 71
1946 103 0 103
1947 137 0 137
1948 105 0 105
1949 134 0 134
1950 121 0 121
1951 139 5 134
1952 131 0 131
1953 175 0 175
1954 213 0 213
1955 216 0 216
1956 235 0 235
1957 261 0 261
1958 227 0 227
1959 340 0 340
1960 365 5 360
1961 468 0 468
1962 494 6 488
1963 751 0 751
1964 702 0 702
1965 720 0 720
1966 870 5 865
1967 989 7 982
1968 1,336 6 1,330
1969 1,468 12 1,456
1970 1,635 13 1,622
1971 1,604 21 1,583
1972 1,945 17 1,928
1973 2,064 16 2,048
1974 2,388 27 2,361
1975 2,301 21 2,280
1976 2,481 25 2,456
1977 2,385 29 2,356
1978 2,002 18 1,984
1979 1,459 13 1,446
1980 904 8 896
1981 691 7 684
1982 648 9 639
1983 613 12 601
1984 596 0 596
1985 594 0 594
1986 562 0 562
1987 539 6 533
1988 584 0 584
1989 642 0 642
1990 787 0 787
1991 888 0 888
1992 1,013 8 1,005
1993 1,006 6 1,000
1994 934 0 934
1995 957 0 957
1996 1,001 0 1,001
1997 994 8 986
1998 1,052 0 1,052
1999 1,020 0 1,020
2000 1,043 0 1,043
2001 1,038 0 1,038
2002 1,027 0 1,027
2003 1,022 0 1,022
2004 997 6 991
2005 1,007 0 1,007
2006 781 0 781
2007 674 0 674
2008 584 0 584
2009 520 0 520
2010 665 0 665
2011 681 0 681
2012 715 0 715
2013 791 0 791
2014 759 0 759
2015 711 0 711

Fun Facts about the name Damon

  • How many people with the first name Damon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 62,159 babies born with the first name Damon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Damon to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Damon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Damon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Damon is Tuesday, September 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Damon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Damon was in 1976 with a total of 2,456 babies. That's a lot of babies named Damon!
  • Random Damon Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Damon ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 126 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Damon: Your name in reverse order is Nomad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nomda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Damon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,555 people with the last name Damon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Damon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Damon as their last name.
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Common last names for Damon

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Damon U.S.
  White 76.06% 64.26%
  African American 13.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Damon

People with the last name Damon are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Damon

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The friend of Phintias who pledged his life that Phintias would return (4th century BC)

From Ancient Greek Δάμων (Dámōn), a name famous for the story of Damon and Pythias; derivative of δαμάζω (damázō, “to tame, subdue”).

  1. A male given name
  2. An English and Scottish patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons With the Name Damon

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn is a britpop, alternative rock, trip hop, electronic music, alternative hip hop, and world music musician. He was most active from 1988 to present. Damon was born on March 23rd, 1968 in Whitechapel, London, England.

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Damon Wayans

Damon Wayans is an observational comedy, improvisational comedy, satire/political satire, improvisational theatre, and political satire comedian. Damon was given the name Damon Kyle Wayans on September 4th, 1960 in New York, New York, United States.

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Damon Dash

Damon Dash is an actor, entrepreneurship, executive producer, and entrepreneur. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Damon was born on May 3rd, 1971 in New York City.

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Jr. Damon Wayans

Jr. Damon Wayans is an actor/comedian. They were most active from 1994 to present. Jr. was given the name Damon Kyle Wayans, Jr. by their parent Damon Wayans on November 18th, 1982 in Huntington, Vermont.

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Damon Gupton

Damon Gupton is an influential individual. His ongoing career started in 1999. Damon was given the name Damon Jamal Gupton on January 4th, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Damon is also known as Gupton and Damon Jamal (full name).

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Damon Hill

Damon Hill is a formula one racer.

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  • Damon Lindelof
    (screenwriter)
  • Damon Herriman
    (influential person)
  • Damon Runyon
    (writer)
  • Badly Drawn Boy
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Damon Evans
    (actor)
  • Damon Johnson
    (musician)
  • Damon Jones
    (basketball player)
  • Damon Gameau
    (famous individual)
  • Damon Knight
    (author)
  • Damon Huard
    (football player)
  • Damon Allen
    (gridiron football player)
  • Damon Scott
    (musician)
  • Damon Keith
    (Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit)
  • Smoothe Da Hustler
    (rapper)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Damon

Matt Damon

Matt Damon is an actor and filmmaker. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Matt was given the name Matthew Paige Damon on October 8th, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

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Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon is a baseball player. Johnny was born on November 5th, 1973 in Fort Riley.

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Grey Damon

Grey Damon is an actor. He was most active from 2009 to present. Grey was born on September 24th, 1987 in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.

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Stuart Damon

Stuart Damon is a famous individual. Stuart was given the name Stuart Michael Zonis on February 5th, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Gabriel Damon

Gabriel Damon is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 1984. Gabriel was born on April 23rd, 1976 in Reno, Nevada, U.S.

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Arwa Damon

Arwa Damon is a journalist. Arwa was born on September 19th, 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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What does the name Damon mean?

Dis for dashing, the romantic you!

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Mis for mirth, your laughter.

Ois for ornate, nothing plain here!

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

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