Gender Feminine
Scripts Δημήτηρ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. DEH-MEH-TEHR(Classical Greek) də-MEET-ər(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "earth mother", derived from Greek δᾶ (da) meaning "earth" and μήτηρ (meter) meaning "mother". In Greek mythology Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, the daughter of Cronus, the sister of Zeus, and the mother of Persephone. She was an important figure in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites performed at Eleusis near Athens.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDemetra, Dimitra, Demi, Dimi(Greek) Demetra(Italian) Demetra(Romanian)
Same SpellingDemeter 2
User SubmissionDéméter

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Entry updated January 21, 2022