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Gender: Male Meaning of Demetrius: "follower of Demeter" Origin of Demetrius: Greek Demetrius's Popularity in 2017: #733

The name Demetrius is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "follower of Demeter". Demetrius is ranked #733 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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

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Famous People Named Demetrius

Demetrius, silversmith of Ephesus (Acts 19:24)
Demetrius, praised by the apostle John (3 John 12)
Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin, Russian priest and missionary
Demetrius Jackson, American basketball player
Demetrius Cesar Andrade, American boxer
Demetrius "Red" Pugh, American rapper of group Another Bad Creation"
Demetrius Stewart aka Shawty Redd, American rapper
Demetrius Vikelas, Greek businessman; first president of the IOC
Demetrius Joyette, Canadian actor
Demetrius Grosse, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Demetrius

Demetrius, character in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream"
Demetrius, character in Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra"
Demetrius, character in Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus"
Demetrius, a 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 Williams, character in Mira Nair's "Mississippi Masala" and 1991 film
Demetrius, character in Lloyd C. Douglas' "The Robe" and its film, "Demetrius and the Gladiators"

Demetrius's International Variations

Dimitr (Bulgarian) Demetri, Demitrius, Dhimitrios, Mitros, Mimis, Dimos, Takis, Dimitros, Mitsos, Demetrios (Greek) Dymitr, Dometer, Demeter, Domotor (Polish) Dima, Dmitrik, Mitya, Dimitri, Dmitri (Russian) Demetrio (Spanish) Demetre (French)


katinka Says:


I think this is cooler than Dmitri, actually. I love wacky Latinate names like this in the middle slot.