[ 3 syll. da-mien, dam-i-en ] The baby boy name Damien is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is DEY-Miy-ehN †. Damien is largely used in the English and French languages, and its origin is Old Greek. Damien is a variant of the name Damian (English, German, Polish, and Russian).
Damien is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1960s; before that, it was of infrequent use only. At the modest height of its usage in 2007, 0.102% of baby boys were given the name Damien. It ranked at #182 then. In 2012, its usage was 0.082% and its ranking #218. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Damien, Damian was the most popular. In 2012, the name was twice as popular as Damien. Damien has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Damien include Dae-Hyun (Korean), Dahmani, Dainun, Dainyn, Daiton, Damani, Damanie, Dameon (English), Damiane, Damião (Portuguese), Damion (English), Damoni, Danawey, Danawi, Danawie, Deani, Deanoh, Deenoh, Deione, and Demian (German, Hungarian, and Slavic).
† Pronunciation for Damien: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"