D names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Damiana

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 Variants: 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)… Continue reading Damiana

D names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Damon

Damon is a variant form of Damian meaning "to tame, subdue, control" and also "to kill" derived from PIE root *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). Damon is also an English and Scottish surname, either originating from the given name or as a variant form of D'Amont, a French surname which originally referred to someone who lived up on a hill from French à… Continue reading Damon

D names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Damian

Damian comes from Latin Damianus derived from Ancient Greek Damianos meaning "to tame, subdue, control" and also "to kill", deriving from the PIE root *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). Damian is also a surname derived from the given name. According to Greek legend, Damon and Pythias were best friends in Syracuse in 4th century BC. Their friendship was tested when Pythias wasaccused of treason… Continue reading Damian