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Boy Name: Demetrius

Name: Demetrius
Pronunciation: \d(e)-met-rius, dem(e)-trius\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: follower of Demeter
Origin: Greek
Variant forms: Dametrius, Demetri, Demetrice, Demetrio, Demetris, Demitri, Demitrios, Demitrius, Dhimitrios, Dimetre, Dimitrios, Dimetrius, Dimitri, Dimitrios, Dimitrious, Dimitry, Dmitri, Dmitrios, Dmitry
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 527

Description

Demetrius \d(e)-met-rius, dem(e)-trius\ as a boy's name is pronounced de-MEE-tree-us. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Demetrius is "follower of Demeter". Mythology: Demeter is the Greek goddess of corn and harvest. Her withdrawal for the part of the year that her daughter Persephone must spend with the god of the underworld is the reason for winter. Saint Demetrius (fourth century), together with Saint George, was patron saint of the Crusaders. Composer Dimitri Shostakovich.

Demetrius has 19 variant forms: Dametrius, Demetri, Demetrice, Demetrio, Demetris, Demitri, Demitrios, Demitrius, Dhimitrios, Dimetre, Dimitrios, Dimetrius, Dimitri, Dimitrios, Dimitrious, Dimitry, Dmitri, Dmitrios and Dmitry.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Demetrius.

Popularity

Demetrius is a very popular first name for men (#527 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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