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Meaning and Origin of: Demeter

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Goddess of the harvest
  • Greek : Lover of the earth

Last name origin & meaning:

  • German : occupational name for a weaver or cloth merchant, from an agent derivative of Middle High German timīt, dimīt denoting a type of cloth woven with double thread.
  • Czech and Slovak : from the personal name Demeter, derived from Greek Dēmētrios (Latin Demetrius; see Demetriou).
  • Hungarian : from the ecclesiastical name Demeter, or Dömötör, from Greek Dēmētrios (Latin Demetrius; see Demetriou).