Given Name DEMETER (1)

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Δημητηρ (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: DE-ME-TER (Classical Greek), də-MEET-ər (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "earth mother", derived from Greek δα (da) "earth" and μητηρ (meter) "mother". In Greek mythology Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, the daughter of Cronus, the sister of Zeus, and the mother of Persephone.


agricultural deities, children of Cronus, consorts of Zeus, earth, goddesses, harvest goddesses, mother goddesses, mothers, Olympians, uncertain etymology
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Demetria (Ancient Greek), Demetria (English), Demetra, Dimitra, Demi (Greek), Demetra (Italian), Demetra, Dumitra (Romanian)
SAME SPELLING: Demeter (2)