Name: Demetrius

Origin and Meaning of the Name Demetrius

  • Meaning:
    Earth mother; barley-mother
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (deh MEE tree us)
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Miscellaneous Info for Demetrius

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Demetrius represents a conversion of a pagan name (Demeter) into a Christian one. Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki was a fourth centuryChristian martyr whose feast day is 26th October.

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