Meaning and name origin
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.
Demetrius is a very popular first name for males (#527 out of 1220, Top 43%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Demetrius for boys. Demetrius reached its highest rank of #259 in the U.S. in 1991. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Demetrius and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Demetrius (#692), Dimitri (#882), Demetris and Demetri. (2014 statistics).