Name Demeter Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Demeter


Demeter is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Demeter thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Demeter?

Demeter is the earth mother in Greek mythology and the goddess of fertility, death, marriage and agriculture. In addition, Demeter is one of the 12 Olympian deities. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Ceres. Besides, Demeter is a boy’s name, because it is a Slovak and Hungarian diminutive form of the Greek name Demetrios, which also derived from the Greek goddess Demeter.

What does the name Demeter mean?

Demeter means “earth mother” (from ancient Greek “dá/δᾶ” = earth + “mḗtēr/μήτηρ” = mother), but as well “grain mother” (from ancient Cretan “dēaí/δηαί” = grain). Besides Demeter derived from the Indo-European root *dem- meaning “house”, thus Demeter means “mother of the house”.

Pronunciation of Demeter

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Popularity of the name Demeter

The name Demeter is ranked #10272 overall.

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