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Origin and Meaning of Demosthenes

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Demosthenes
a famous Grecian orator, born circa 385 BC, died circa 322 BC.
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  1. Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)

From Latin Dēmosthenēs, from Ancient Greek Δημοσθένης (Dēmosthénēs).

  1. An Ancient Greek male given name, famously borne by Demosthenes, the Athenian statesman and orator of 4th century BC.

Demosthenes was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Demosthenes

Demosthenes was born in 384 in Athens. He died in 322.


Démosthenes was born on November 17th, 1909 in Rio de Janeiro. Démosthenes is also known as Démosthenes; Bertini and Demostene.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Demosthenes

Demosthenes was born in 384 in Athens. He died in 322.


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Popularity of Demosthenes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Demosthenes U.S.
  White 34.32% 64.26%
  African American 60.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Demosthenes

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

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Fun Facts about the name Demosthenes

  • How Popular is the name Demosthenes? Demosthenes is the 43,855th most popular name of all time. As a last name Demosthenes was the 71,886th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Demosthenes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 63 babies born with the first name Demosthenes in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Demosthenes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Demosthenes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Demosthenes was in 1923 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Demosthenes: Your name in reverse order is Senehtsomed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Thmnsoeeeds. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Demosthenes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 271 people with the last name Demosthenes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Demosthenes? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Demosthenes as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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