Demetrius

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35k
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since 1880
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511
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Demetrius

"Demetrius" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Devotee of Demeter". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Son of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia; he and his father were defeated at the battle of Ipsus (337-283 BC)
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From Ancient Greek Δημήτριος "belonging to Δημήτηρ (Demeter, the earth goddess)"; from Δή (De), an early form of Γή (Ge) "earth" + μήτηρ (meter) "mother".

  1. A male given name, of mostly historical use in English.

Notable Persons Named Demetrius

Demetrius Jackson is a basketball player. Demetrius was born on September 7th, 1994 in South Bend, Indiana.

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Demetrius and Terry Flenory is a drug traffickers and illegal drug trade. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 2005. Demetrius was born on June 21st, 1968. Demetrius is also known as Big Meech" (Demetrius) "Southwest T" (Terry) and Big Meech.

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Demetrius is a monarch. He was most active from 294 to present.

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Savage is a new zealand hip hop musician. He has been prominent since 2001. Savage was given the name Demetrius Savelio on June 28th, 1981.

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Demetrius was born on February 26th, 1988 in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

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Demetrius Grosse is an actor, film producer, and producer. He has been prominent since 2005. Demetrius was born in Washington, D.C., US.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Demetrius

Demetrius is a monarch. He was most active from 294 to present.

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Lloyd Demetrius is a in the fields of mathematician, mathematical, and theoretical biology.

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How popular is the baby name Demetrius in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 6 0 6
1915 10 0 10
1916 5 0 5
1918 7 0 7
1919 8 0 8
1921 11 0 11
1922 5 0 5
1924 8 0 8
1925 7 0 7
1926 6 0 6
1927 5 0 5
1930 7 0 7
1931 5 0 5
1935 7 0 7
1941 6 0 6
1944 7 0 7
1945 10 0 10
1946 17 6 11
1947 17 0 17
1948 16 0 16
1949 13 0 13
1950 22 0 22
1951 11 0 11
1952 13 0 13
1953 30 0 30
1954 80 11 69
1955 84 13 71
1956 80 15 65
1957 95 16 79
1958 82 11 71
1959 87 13 74
1960 98 19 79
1961 125 24 101
1962 238 49 189
1963 221 32 189
1964 252 41 211
1965 330 42 288
1966 293 28 265
1967 430 45 385
1968 436 39 397
1969 493 45 448
1970 500 33 467
1971 586 45 541
1972 666 69 597
1973 725 72 653
1974 754 74 680
1975 718 82 636
1976 735 80 655
1977 738 64 674
1978 723 64 659
1979 802 67 735
1980 754 60 694
1981 773 57 716
1982 672 45 627
1983 734 46 688
1984 657 36 621
1985 697 41 656
1986 812 50 762
1987 774 28 746
1988 832 43 789
1989 924 39 885
1990 889 22 867
1991 1,078 27 1,051
1992 1,046 24 1,022
1993 961 19 942
1994 913 19 894
1995 868 13 855
1996 769 10 759
1997 689 10 679
1998 678 8 670
1999 660 10 650
2000 686 7 679
2001 682 9 673
2002 584 0 584
2003 554 0 554
2004 599 6 593
2005 496 0 496
2006 628 0 628
2007 541 0 541
2008 523 0 523
2009 482 0 482
2010 501 0 501
2011 432 0 432
2012 396 0 396
2013 424 0 424
2014 357 0 357
2015 374 0 374
2016 327 0 327

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Popularity of Demetrius as a first name

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Popularity of Demetrius as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Demetrius U.S.
  White 22.31% 64.26%
  African American 68.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Demetrius

People with the last name Demetrius are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Demetrius

  • How Popular is the name Demetrius? Demetrius is the 1,232nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Demetrius was the 42,455th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Demetrius have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,396 babies born with the first name Demetrius in the United States. That's more than enough people named Demetrius to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Demetrius? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Demetrius first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Demetrius is Wednesday, June 26th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Demetrius born? The highest recorded use of the first name Demetrius was in 1991 with a total of 1,051 babies. That's a lot of babies named Demetrius!
  • Random Demetrius Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Demetrius ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 16 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Demetrius: Your name in reverse order is Suirtemed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eesdmtrui. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Demetrius? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 511 people with the last name Demetrius.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Demetrius? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Demetrius as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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