Demetrius

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Demetrius
Demeter Altemps Inv8546.jpg
A statue of the goddess Demeter
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameGreek
Meaningtribute to Goddess of Grain: Demeter, Mother-Earth
Other names
Related namesDimitrije, Demetria, Dimitrios, Demetra, Dimitris, Dmitry, Dimitar, Mitar, Dmytro, Dimitrie, Dumitru

Demetrius is the Latinized form of the Ancient Greek male given name Dēmḗtrios (Δημήτριος), meaning “Demetris” - "devoted to goddess Demeter". Alternate forms include Demetrios, Dimitrios, Dimitris, Dmytro, Dimitri, Dimitrie, Dimitar, Dumitru, Demitri, Dhimitër, and Dimitrije,[1][2] in addition to other forms (such as Russian Dmitry) descended from it.

Demetrius and its variations may refer to the following:

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  1. ^ "Meaning, origin and history of the name Demetrius".
  2. ^ "Demeter | Etymology, origin and meaning of the name demeter by etymonline".
  3. ^ "Patriarchs of Preslav". Official site of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (in Bulgarian). Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016.