Demetrius

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From Ancient Greek Δημήτριος "belonging to Δημήτηρ (Demeter, the earth goddess)"; from Δή (De), an early form of Γή (Ge) "earth" + μήτηρ (meter) "mother".

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Demetrius

  1. A male given name, of mostly historical use in English.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), 3 John :12:
      Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.
    • 2007 Don DeLillo, Falling Man, Scribner, ISBN 1416546022, page 105:
      The easy names were the ones she forgot. But this one wasn't easy and it was like the swaggering name of some football player from Alabama and that's how she remembered it, Demetrius, badly burned in the other tower, the south tower.

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