Gender: Masculine
Origin: Greek Δαμων
Meaning: “tame.”
Eng (DAY-mun)

Derived from the Greek word δαμαω (damao), meaning “to tame” it appears in Greek mythology in the story of Damon and Pythias, a story about true friendship and loyalty.

The name did not catch on in the English-speaking world until the 20th-century. It is currently the 419th most popular male name, (2010).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Damon Δαμων (English/French/German/Greek/Spanish)
  • Damão (Portuguese)