Damiana is the Italian feminine form of Damian which comes from Latin Damianus via Ancient Greek Damianos meaning “to tame, subdue, control” and also “to kill”, deriving from the PIE root *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Damjana (Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian)
  • Damijana (Slovene)


Male forms:

  • Damian (English, Polish, Dutch)
  • Damianus (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Damianos (Ancient Greek)
  • Damien (French)
  • Damion (English)
  • Damon (English)
  • Damyan (Bulgarian)
  • Damjan (Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian)
  • Damiano (Italian)
  • Demyan (Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Damiaan (Dutch)
  • Damián (Spanish


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