"follower of Demeter"

Demetrius Origin and Meaning

The name Demetrius is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "follower of Demeter".

Classical and Shakespearean name that may appeal if you like your names long, flowing and multicultural.

# 889 in the US

Demetrius Rank in US Top 1000

# 856 on Nameberry

Demetrius Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Demetrius Popularity

Famous People Named Demetrius

  • Demetriussilversmith of Ephesus (Acts 19:24)
  • Demetriuspraised by the apostle John (3 John 12)
  • Demetrius Augustine GallitzinRussian priest and missionary
  • Demetrius JacksonAmerican basketball player
  • Demetrius Cesar AndradeAmerican boxer
  • Demetrius "Red" PughAmerican rapper of group Another Bad Creation"
  • Demetrius Stewart aka Shawty ReddAmerican rapper
  • Demetrius VikelasGreek businessman; first president of the IOC
  • Demetrius JoyetteCanadian actor
  • Demetrius GrosseAmerican actor

Demetrius in Pop Culture

  • Demetriuscharacter in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream"
  • Demetriuscharacter in Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra"
  • Demetriuscharacter in Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus"
  • Demetriusa main character in Friedrich Schiller's dramatic fragment of the same name, Alexander Pushkin's blank verse drama Boris Godunov and several other works of literature; modelled after Tsar False Dimitry I
  • Demetrius Williamscharacter in Mira Nair's "Mississippi Masala" and 1991 film
  • Demetriuscharacter in Lloyd C. Douglas' "The Robe" and its film, "Demetrius and the Gladiators"