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What does Demeter mean?

Demeter Pronunciation of Demeter [deme-ter] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation. Demeter is an alternate form of Demetria (Greek): feminine of Demetrius.

Associated with: greek.


3 alternative forms via Demetria: Demetra, Demetris and Demitra.

1 masculine form: Demetrius.

Creative forms:
(female) Dameter, Timeter, ..

(male) Demedar, Demeder, ..

Middle name pairings:
Demeter Lori (D.L.), ..

How popular is Demeter?

Demeter is a rare first name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#19107 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Demetra and Demetria are the popular alternative forms of Demeter (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Demitra, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Demeter reached its peak 5 decades ago (median #870), but now, the version Demetria has become less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Demetra, Demetria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Demeter and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Debee, Deedee, Deetra, Delene, Demee, Demelza, Demie, Deneen, Denese, Dextera (see Dextra), Dimitee, Dimitey (see Dimity), Genever, Hester and Jenefer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Demeter.

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