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Gender  Male
Word/name  Greek

Meaning  tribute to Goddess of Grain: Demeter, Mother-Earth
Related names  Dimitrije, Demetria, Dimitrios, Demetra, Dimitris, Dmitry, Dimitar, Mitar

Demetrius is the Latinized form of the Ancient Greek male given name Dēmḗtrios (Δημήτριος), meaning "devoted to Demeter". Alternate forms include Demetrios, Dimitrios, Dimitris, Dimitri, Demitri, Dhimitër, and Dimitrije, in addition to other forms (such as Russian Dmitri) descended from it.

Demetrius and its variations may refer to the following:

  • Pope Demetrius I of Alexandria, ruled in 189–232
  • Demetrius of Alopece (4th century BCE), Greek sculptor noted for his realism
  • Demetrius of Phalerum (c. 350 – 280 BCE)
  • Demetrius I of Macedon (337–283 BCE), called Poliorcetes, son of Antigonus I Monophthalmus, King of Macedonia 294–288 BCE
  • Demetrius II Aetolicus, son of Antigonus II, King of Macedonia 239–229 BCE
  • Demetrius, son of Philip V of Macedon
  • Demetrius the Chronographer (late 3rd century BCE), Jewish chronicler (historian)
  • Demetrius I Soter (185–150 BCE), king of Syria
  • Demetrius I of Bactria (d. 180 BCE), Greek king of Bactria
  • Demetrius II of India (fl. early 2nd century BCE), possible relative of the above
  • Demetrius II Nicator (d. 125 BCE), son of Demetrius I Soter
  • Demetrius III Aniketos, Indo-Greek king c. 100 BCE
  • Demetrius III Eucaerus (d. 88 BCE), son of Antiochus VIII Grypus, Seleucid King
  • Demetrius the Cynic (1st century), Cynic philosopher
  • Demetrius of Thessaloniki (d. 306), Christian martyr and saint
  • Demetrius Zvonimir (died 1089), King of Croatia 1075–1089
  • Demetrius I of Georgia, son of David IV of Georgia the Great, (1125–1156)
  • Demetrius the Neomartyr (1779–1803), Orthodox Crystian martyr and saint
  • Pope Demetrius II of Alexandria, ruled in 1861–1870
  • Pseudo-Demetrius I, also known as False Dimitry I, Tsar of Russia, ruled 1605–1606
  • Demetrius, a main character in Friedrich Schiller's dramatic fragment of the same name, as well as in Alexander Pushkin's blank verse drama Boris Godunov and several other works of literature; the figure is modelled after False Dimitry I, short-time Tsar of Russia, claiming descent of Ivan the Terrible
  • Demetrius, a main character in William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Demetrius is also a villainous character in Shakespeare's revenge tragedy, Titus Andronicus
  • Demetrius, a character in Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala
  • Demetrius, a Greek slave in the Lloyd C. Douglas Christian novel The Robe and its film sequel below
  • Demetrius and the Gladiators, a 1953 20th Century Fox film
  • Demetri, a fictional character in the Twilight fantasy series
  • Demetri Martin, American comedian
  • Demitri Maximoff, a vampire from the Capcom video game series Darkstalkers
  • Demetri McCamey, American basketball player
  • Dimitrij, an opera by Antonín Dvořák
  • Dmitry Donskoy (1350–1389), Russian prince
  • Dmitri Kissoff, a character in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia
  • Dmitri Mendeleev Russian chemist, creator of the first periodic table
  • Dimitri Petrenko, a character in the first-person shooter Call of Duty: World at War
  • Dmitri Shostakovich Russian composer
  • Dimitri Kitsikis Greek Geopolitician
  • Dimitrios Salpingidis Greek footballer
  • Dimitrios Papadopoulos Greek footballer
  • Dimitrios Siovas Greek footballer
  • Dimitrije Tucović Serbian politician
  • Dimitrije Injac Serbian footballer
  • Dimitrije Ljotić Serbian politician
  • Dimitrije Pejanović Serbian handballer
  • Dimitrije Mitrinović Serbian writer
  • Dimitri Davidović Serbian footballer
  • Dositej Obradović Serbian writer
  • Dimitrije Ruvarac Serbian writer
  • Dimitrije Banjac Serbian actor
  • Dome Sztojay Serbian politician
  • Dimitrije Avramović Serbian painter
  • Dimitrije T. Leko Serbian architect
  • Serbian Patriarch Dimitrije of the Serbian Orthodox Church
  • Dimitrije Bašičević Serbian painter
  • Dimitri Nanopoulos Greek Physicist
  • Demetrius Treadwell (born 1991), American basketball player for Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli League Liga Leumit
  • Lucia Demetrius, Romanian writer
  • Vasile Demetrius, Romanian writer
  • In other languages

  • Albanian: Dhimitër, Mitro
  • Belarusian: Зьміцер, Дзмітрый (Z'mitser, Dz'mitry)
  • Bulgarian: Димитър (Dimitar)
  • Croatian: Dmitar
  • Dutch: Dimitri
  • English: Demetrius, Demetri, Demetry
  • Finnish: Mitri, Mitro, Dimitri
  • French: Dimitri
  • Georgian: დემეტრე (Demetre), დიმიტრი (Dimitri), დიტო (Dito), დუტა (Duta), დიმა (Dima), მიტო (Mito)
  • German: Demetrius
  • Modern Greek: Δημήτριος, Δημήτρης, Μήτρος, Μήτσος, Μητσάρας (Dimitrios, Dimitris, Mitros, Mitsos, Mitsaras)
  • Hebrew: (Demetrius) דמיטריוס ,(Dima) דימה ,(Dmitriy) דמיטרי‎‎
  • Hungarian: Dömötör
  • Italian: Demetrio, Dimitri
  • Macedonian: Димитар, Димитриja
  • Polish: Dymitr, Demetriusz
  • Portuguese: Demétrio
  • Romanian: Dumitru, Dimitrie
  • Russian: Дмитрий (Dmitriy), Дима (Dima), Митя (Mitya)
  • Serbian: Димитрије (Dimitrije), Митар (Mitar), Дмитар (Dmitar), Мита (Mita), Мића (Mića)
  • Slovak: Demeter
  • Slovene: Dimitrij, Mitja
  • Spanish: Demetrio
  • Ukrainian: Дмитро (Dmytro)
  • References

    Demetrius Wikipedia