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What does Demetrius mean?

Demetrius Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, follower (servant), mythology, corn (tree), saint


VARIANTS Dametrius, Demetri, Demetrice, Demetrio, Demetris, Demitri, Demitrios, Demitrius, Dhimitrios, Dimetre, Dimitrios, Dimetrius, Dimitri, Dimitrios, Dimitrious, Dimitry, Dmitri, Dmitrios, Dmitry

FEMININE FORMS Demetria, Dimitra



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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)

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 #698 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Demetrius name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Demetrius outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Demetrius (#698 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) ranked in the Top 2000 are Dimitri (#1021), Demetri (#1787), Demetrice, Demetrio, Demetris, Demitri, Demitrius, Dimitrios and Dmitri. Adoption of these forms of Demetrius reached its apex in 1992 (USAGE OF 0.1%) and has become significantly less since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Demetrius, Demetri, Demetrice, Demetrio, Demetris in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Demitri, Demitrius, Dimitri, Dimitrios, Dmitri in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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