Origin: Greek Δαμων
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)