Its source is Demetrios, a Greek name meaning "Follower of Demeter."
The name Demetrice ranked 2881st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
Demeter was the ancient Greek goddess of agriculture, known to the Romans as Ceres.
During her daughter Persephone's yearly exile to the underworld (where Persephone's husband, Hades, reigned), Demeter was thought to neglect her responsibilities, causing the world to suffer with her through the desolate winter months.