Demetrius

Demetrius is the Latinized form of the Ancient Greek male given name Dēmḗtrios (Δημήτριος), meaning “Demetris” - "devoted to goddes 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
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 and its variations may refer to the following:

Fictional charactersEdit

In other languagesEdit

  • Albanian: Dhimitër
  • Belarusian: Зьміцер, Дзмітрый (Źmicier, Dz'mitry)
  • Bulgarian: Димитър (Dimitar)
  • Dutch: Dimitri
  • Finnish: Mitri, Mitro, Dimitri
  • French: Dimitri
  • Georgian: დემეტრე (Demetre), დიმიტრი (Dimitri)
  • German: Demetrius
  • Modern Greek: Δημήτρης, Δημήτριος, Μήτρος, Μήτσος, Μητσάρας, Ντίμης (Dimitris, Dimitrios, Mitros, Mitsos, Mitsaras, Jimmy)
  • Hebrew: (Demetrius) דמיטריוס ,(Dima) דימה ,(Dmitriy) דמיטרי
  • Hungarian: Dömötör
  • Italian: Demetrio, Dimitri
  • Polish: Dymitr, Demetriusz
  • Portuguese: Demétrio
  • Romanian: Dumitru, Dimitrie
  • Russian: Дмитрий (Dmitriy)
  • Slovak: Demeter
  • Slovene: Dimitrij, Mitja
  • Spanish: Demetrio
  • Ukrainian: Дмитро (Dmytro)
  • Serbian: Димитрије (Dimitrije), Дмитар (Dmitar), Митар (Mitar)
  • Croatian:Dmitar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.behindthename.com/name/demetrius
  2. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Demeter
  3. ^ "Patriarchs of Preslav". Official site of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 3 March 2016.