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Dimitri was only popular in the United States for a couple of decades, but the baby name is beloved in other countries, like Russia and France. It evokes images of someone who is a strong leader. But may also remind you of a handsome leading man from one of the most popular soap operas on TV if you grew up during the 1990s. The name is most likely derived from a famous Greek goddess.

Meaning of the name Dimitri:

Greek: Devoted to Demeter

Origin of the name Dimitri:

Dimitri's origin is a bit complicated with roots in several cultures. However, it is largely thought to be a derivative of the Greek name Dēmētrios, which means “devoted to Demeter.” Demeter is an ancient Greek goddess.

Symbolism of the name Dimitri:

In ancient Greek culture, Demeter was the sister of Zeus and the mother of Persephone. She is the goddess of agriculture and harvest, so her name and any derivatives, such as Dimitri, may symbolize food, grain, farming, gardening and working the earth.

Style of the name Dimitri:

Modern version of a traditional name

Gender of the name Dimitri:

Dimitri is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Dimitri:

di-MEE-tree

Number of syllables in the name Dimitri:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Dimitri:

The baby name Dimitri evokes images of someone who is a strong leader, as well as someone who enjoys a challenge.

Alternative spellings for the name Dimitri:

  • Dmitri
  • Dmitry
  • Dimitry
  • Demitri
  • Dimitrii

Nicknames for the name Dimitri:

  • Mit
  • Dima

Popularity of the name Dimitri:

Dimitri first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States in 1989. It last ranked on the charts in 2017 at number 906, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Dimitri:

Great middle names for Dimitri and their meanings:

  • Cash (hollow or coins)
  • Kai (sea)
  • Joaquin (God will judge)
  • Cruz (cross)
  • Thomas (twin)
  • Hayes (hedged area)
  • Jude (praised)
  • River (river)
  • Ryan (little king)

Famous people with the name Dimitri:

Dimitris in popular culture:

  • Dimitri Belikov (character in the movie “Vampire Academy”)
  • Dimitri Markov (character in the “Prophecy of the Sisters” novels)
  • Dimitri (character in the movie “Anastasia”)
  • Dimitri (character in the video game “Fire Emblem: Three Houses”)
  • Dimitri Marick (character on the soap opera “All My Children”)