What does Demetrius mean?
Demetrius [demetrius] as a boys' 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 variants: Dametrius, Demetri, Demetrice, Demetrio, Demetris, Demitri, Demitrios, Demitrius, Dhimitrios, Dimetre, Dimetrius, Dimitri, Dimitrios, Dimitrios, Dimitrious, Dimitry, Dmitri, Dmitrios and Dmitry.Creative forms:
(male) Dunmetrius, Hymetrius, ..
(female) Demetrida, Demetrine, .. Middle name pairings:
Demetrius Evander (D.E.), ..
How popular is Demetrius?
Demetrius is a very prominent first name for men (#527 out of 1220, Top 43%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#49563 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Demetrius for boys. Demetrius entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #259 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is at #676 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the ranking of the boy name Demetrius and related names. Popular related forms of Demetrius (#676 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Dimitri (#905 from current records), Demetri (#1784), Dmitri (#1924), Dimitrios, Demitrius, Demitri, Demetrio, Demetris and Demetrice. Adoption of these forms of Demetrius reached its apex in 1992 (usage of 0.1%) and has become significantly less since.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Americus, Amerikus, Clementius, Damarcus, Damarios, Damarius, Darius▼, Darrius▼, Delius, Demarcos, Demarcus, Demario▼, Demarkus, Demauri, Demenico, Derrius, Desiderius, Destrie, Deveraux, Devereux, Dietrich, Emerus, Epemetheus, Gennarius (see Gennaro), Homerus, Jenarius, Nectarius, Nektarius, Severinus, Terrius and Valerius. These names tend to be less commonly used than Demetrius.See names in meaning and etymology.