Dimitri Name Meaning & Origin

Dimitri

Pronunciation: di-MEE-tree (key)

Origin of the name Dimitri:

From the Greek Dēmētrios (of Demeter), which is from Demeter, the Greek mythological goddess of agriculture and fertility. The name is composed of the elements de (the earth) and mētēr (mother).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Demetrius, Dima, Dimitrios, Dmitri

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Dimitri is often anglicized by Greek-Americans as James (and so Jim and Jimmy), though the names are etymologically unrelated. The connection is presumably Dimi ~ Jimmy.

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Nicknames for Dimitri

Dima, Mitya, Dimka

Meanings and history of the name Dimitri

Originates from the Ancient Greek Godess Demeter, the goddess of corn, grain, and harvest.

Famous real-life people named Dimitri

Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist and the creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements

Dimitri Kutcher (born 2016), son of actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Dimitri in song, story & screen

Dimitri Belikov in the series Vampire Academy
Demetri Volturi in both the Twilight book series and movies
Dimitri is a character in the 1997 film 'Anastasia'. He is a con man, leading male, and love interest of the title character. Voiced by John Cusack.

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