Damien is a given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Damien Cook, Australian Rugby League player
  • Damien Crosse, pornographic actor
  • Damien de Veuster (better known as Father Damien), Belgian-Hawaiian Catholic priest
  • Damien Dragonetti, American rapper, producer, and founder of The TiTe Mic Corporation
  • Damien Duff, Irish football (soccer) player
  • Damien Echols, convicted of murder, the subject of film Paradise Lost
  • Damien Fitzhenry, former Wexford hurler
  • Damien Haas, American actor
  • Damien Hirst, British artist
  • Damien Leith, Irish-Australian musician and novelist who was winner of the 2006 series of Australian Idol
  • Damien Marsh, Australian former sprinter
  • Damien Nash, American football player.
  • Damien Parer, Australian photographer and film maker
  • Damien Reid, Scottish Rugby League player
  • Damien Rice, Irish musician
  • Damien Russell, American football player
  • Damien Sin, Singaporean author

Fictional characters:

  • Damien Karras, protagonist of the novel and film The Exorcist
  • Damien Thorn, the main character in the The Omen series of horror films
  • Damien Trotter, a character in the sitcom Only Fools And Horses
  • Damien, a character from the television episode Damien from South Park


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