Gender: Male Pronunciation: dih-MEE-tree Meaning of Dimitri: "follower of Demeter" Origin of Dimitri: Russian from Greek Demetrius

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 an exotic, 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.

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fearlessfirefly Says:


Now it's Brighton Dimitri.

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


I love this so much. It's much better than Demitri.

fearlessfirefly Says:


I have Callum Dimitri on my list.

my fungasm Says:


Okay so I need opinions. I am wanting to use the name Dimitri but my SO says he doesn't like it and then claimed the reason why is because he thinks it's an african american (black only) name despite the fact that I've looked up many caucasians with this name and it was a white person with that name which made me consider it. Is there anything I could find on the web to prove that the name is not color specific? I really would like to use it but I don't know how to get my SO on board with it.

Carol Says:


i love this about Russian, however in the states we do things like name girls "Grayson" literally meaning "son of Gray" so...knowledge is always appreciated however.

Carol Says:


i feel the same, i love it but it's so very Russian i feel like i shouldn't use it.

Stasiya Says:


I had a classmate and a good friend named Dimitri and fell in love with the name even before I watched the movie Anastasia. Ironically, my given name is Anastasia. And I'm still in love with the name Dimitri. It's also a name of one of my current friends. If I ever have a son I'm most probably giving him this name. :)

Kim Says:


This is my son's name. I am hispanic and my spouse is German. I get TONS of compliments on it because it's strong and uncommon, but not weird name. I have always loved the name. I wanted a "D" name because my older sister's name starts with a "d". So after multiple discussions, we agreed that we loved the name. People remember it and him because he isn't one of the other five children named "Ethan, Liam, or Aiden". We did want to use "Dmitri," however we didn't want people misspelling it all the time.

amberdaydream Says:


Dmtrievna would be the patronymic (middle name) of a woman whose father was named Dmitri, rather than a first name. A boy would have the middle name Dmitrievich. Basically in Russia your middle name, "patronymic" comes from your father, so if your father was called, say, Ivan, a girl's middle name would be Ivanovna, a boy's Ivanovich.

headintheclouds Says:


As a kid, especially after the movie Anastasia came out, I loved the name Dimitri (I watched that movie so many times, and had such a big crush on Dimitri!). I still really like the name- it's strong and handsome, and ages well. However, I think it would be unusable for me, as I am totally of a non-Russian background and I'd think it was weird if I named my son Dimitri. Maybe, if my future partner should be of Russian heritage?

Daphodil Says:


One of my favourite names, unfortunately SO doesn't share my love for it. I think it's handsome, solid and a great choice for a little boy.

Guest Says:


I like this (and Dmitri) way more than Demetrius.

And I discovered Dmitrievna which is clunky but I LOVE it

Emilia elena Says:


I love this name. Although I do hear it pretty often because I am also surrounded by a Greek community and the majority I know use the Russian Variant (Dimitri not Demetrius) I really don't mind it feeling like its overused because it really isn't its only in the area I am exposed to at this point in my life. I see many different age groups with this name babies to teens. It's just a very popping handsome name Dimitri

caroblaise Says:


Dimitri is such a handsome name! So happy it's being used in modern America

noro226 Says:


I love the name Dimitri. I named my son this 18 months ago, and was nervous about the reactions we would get since we are just an average American family living in the Midwest (although I do have some Russian heritage). I'm happy to report that we get compliments on his name all the time. I'm glad we followed our hearts!