Damian

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From the Ancient Greek name Δαμιανός (Damianós) which was derived from δαμάω (damáō, to tame). Name known in Ancient Greece, later borne by Christian saints.

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Damian

  1. A male given name.
    • 1380s-1390s, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: The Merchant's Prologue and Tale
      O January, drunken in pleasance / Of marriage, see how thy Damian, / Thine owen squier and thy boren man, / Intendeth for to do thee villainy:
    • 1996 Fortean Times, Strange Days #1, Cader Books, ISBN 0836214994, page 30:
      A similar idiocy occurred in November 1993, when Clive Kirke, a vicar of Litherland, England, objected to baptizing Gaynor Brennan's son Damian because it was the demon's name in in the Omen films.

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Damian m

  1. A male given name.

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