Damian (given name)

Damian, also spelled Damien, Daymian, Daman, Damon, Daemon, Damion, Daymein, Дамиан (Damian), Damiano, Demian, Дамјан (Damjan), Damião, Дамян (Damyan), Демьян (Demyan), دامون (Dāmun), دیمون (Deymun), دامیان (Dāmyān/Dāmiān), etc., is a given name that comes from Damianus, which is the latinisation of the Greek name Δαμιανός (Damianos), derived from the Greek word δαμάζω (damazo), "to conquer, master, overcome, tame", in the form of δαμάω/-ώ (damao), a form assumed as the first person of δαμᾷ (dama).[1][2][3]

Damian
Saint Damian. Oil painting by the Artés Master, ca. 1500. Wellcome V0017391ER.jpg
Pronunciation/dmən/
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameGreece
Meaningtamer
Region of originGreece
Other names
Related namesDamián, Damien, Damon

Historical namesEdit

Notable persons with the name include:

Contemporary personsEdit

Arts
  • Damian, full name Damian Davey (born 1964), English pop musician and actor, known by his mononym Damian
  • Damian Higgins (born 1972), real name of American DJ DieselBoy
  • Damian Lewis (born 1971), English actor
  • Damian Marley (born 1978), Grammy-winning reggae artist and son of Bob Marley
  • Damian O'Hare (born 1977), Northern-Irish actor
  • Damian Woetzel (born 1967), New York City Ballet principal dancer, retired 2008
  • Damien Echols (born 1974), American author, one of three members of The West Memphis Three
Others

FictionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ δαμάζω, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus Digital Library
  2. ^ δαμάω, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus Digital Library
  3. ^ δαμᾷ, Greek Word Study Tool, on Perseus Digital Library
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2007-10-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)