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  1. (Greek mythology) goddess of fertility and protector of marriage in ancient mythology; counterpart of Roman Ceres

From Ancient Greek Δημήτηρ (Dēmḗtēr), from γῆ (gê) + μήτηρ (mḗtēr).

  1. (Greek mythology) The goddess of the fertility of the Earth and harvests, protector of marriage and social order; daughter of Cronos and Rhea, mother to Persephone. Her Roman counterpart is Ceres.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 1108 Demeter, a main belt asteroid.

Demeter was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Demeter

Demeter Bitenc is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to present. Demeter was born on July 21st, 1922 in Ljubljana.


Demeter Laccataris was a portrait painting and portrait painter. Demeter was born in 1798 in Vienna. He breathed his last breath in 1864.


His career lasted from 1608 to 1619. Demeter was born in 1564 in Neporadza, Rimavská Sobota District. He left this life in 1619.


He died on February 20th, 1387.


Demeter was born in 1959.


Demeter was born in 1579. He left this life in 1592.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Demeter

Steve Demeter was a baseball player. Steve was born on January 27th, 1935 in Homer City, Pennsylvania. He passed away on February 3rd, 2013.


Peter was born on April 19th, 1933.


Don Demeter is a baseball player. Don was born on June 25th, 1935 in Oklahoma City.


Dimitrija Demeter was a romanticism poet, dramatist, and playwright. His career lasted from 1831 to 1872. Dimitrija was given the name Dimitrios Dimitriou on July 21st, 1811 in Austrian Empire. He breathed his last breath on June 24th, 1872.



Réka Demeter is a soccer player for the MTK Hungária FC (women), UE L'Estartit, and Hungary women's national football team. Réka was born on September 26th, 1991 in Esztergom.


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Popularity of Demeter as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Demeter U.S.
  White 96.43% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Demeter

People with the last name Demeter are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Demeter

  • How Popular is the name Demeter? Demeter is the 90,612th most popular name of all time. As a last name Demeter was the 19,945th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Demeter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Demeter in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Demeter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Demeter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Demeter is Friday, October 16th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Demeter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Demeter was in 1920 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Demeter: Your name in reverse order is Retemed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dretmee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Demeter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,345 people with the last name Demeter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Demeter? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Demeter as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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