All About The Name Damaris

The name of a woman in the New Testament who was converted to Christianity by Saint Paul (Acts 17:34). It is most likely a Greek form of Damalis ‘calf’. Alternatively, it could be from the word damar meaning wife or the verb of damar, damazo, meaning to overpower. Other sources site that it may be derived from the words damaios “horse-tamer”, or damasandra “subduer of men”.

Meaning: Calf

Origin: Greek

Gender: Girl

Current Popularity: Not in the US top 1,000 names

Middle Name Possibilities: Matilda

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