Russian from Greek Demetrius
"follower of Demeter"

Dimitri Origin and Meaning

The name Dimitri is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "follower of Demeter".

Dimitri is a Slavic variation of the Russian Dmitriy, a name that comes from the Greek Demetrius. Demetrius was derived from Demeter, the name of the Greek goddess of fertility and farming. Among the possible spelling variations are Dmitri, Dmitrii, Dmitriy, and Dmitry.

Dimitri is a worldly, artistic, and attractive name. It has been on and off the bottom of the US Top 1000 list in recent years. Dmitri is another possibility that may prove more challenging for some English speakers to pronounce, although it was the spelling Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher chose for their son.

# 987 in the US

Dimitri Rank in US Top 1000

# 351 on Nameberry

Dimitri Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dimitri Popularity

Famous People Named Dimitri

  • Dimitri Zinovievich TiomkinRussian,American film composer
  • Dimitri Jonthiel PattersonAmerican NFL football player
  • Dimitri Othello NanceAmerican NFL football player
  • Dimitri LeonidasEnglish actor
  • Dimitri Portwood Kutcher (b. 2016)son of actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
  • Dimitri PayetFrench football player

Dimitri in Pop Culture

  • Dimitri Belikovcharacter in the "Vampire Academy" series
  • Dimitri Markovcharacter in the "Prophecy of the Sisters" trilogy
  • Dimitricharacter in 1997 animated movie "Anastasia" and its 2017 Broadway adaptation
  • Dimitri Marickcharacter from the soap "All My Children"
  • Dimitria character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses