|Pronunciation:||dih-MEE-tree, de-MEE-tree, dee-MEE-tree, da-MEE-tree|
|Meaning:||Greek goddess, earth mother, of the earth, of Demeter|
|Related Names:||Demeter, Demetria, Demetrio, Demetrios, Demitri, Dimitrije, Dimitry, Dmitri, Dmitriy, Dmitry|
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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Dimitri originates via the Greek Demetrios meaning “of Demeter.” The name comprises the elements “de” meaning “earth” and “meter” meaning “mother.” Although Dimitri originated as a shortened or pet version, it has evolved into a given first name in its own right. Demetrius is a version of the name utilized in Russia and France.
In Greek mythology, Demeter was a goddess of agriculture and fertility. As such, Demeter is associated with meaning “Earth Mother.”
In the 13th century, Dimitri was a Duke of Russia from 1277 through 1281.
According to the 1990 United States Census , Dimitri ranked as the 21,635th most popular last name. In the United States, the name did not rank in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names until 1989, when it ranked 992nd.
According to the Social Security Administration , in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names seven years from 2000 (734th) through 2007 (988th).
United States Popularity of the boy's name Dimitri in the 21st Century:
- Year: 2007 Rank:988th
- Year: 2006 Rank:DNR
- Year: 2005 Rank:934th
- Year: 2004 Rank:963rd
- Year: 2003 Rank:833rd
- Year: 2002 Rank:788th
- Year: 2001 Rank:746th
- Year: 2000 Rank:734th
DNR – Did Not Rank in the Top 1,000
- October 26th is celebrated by France in honor of the name Dimitri.
- “Dimitri” is a given first name bestowed upon children of celebrities Harry Hamlin, Ursula Andress and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
- “The Dimitri Project” is the title of a video game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios.
- Jakob Dimitri – Swiss clown and mime simply known as “Dimitri” who was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1995.
- Dimitris Yerasimos – French DJ and music producer and composer who is known as “Dimitri from Paris.”
- Dimitri Afanasenkov – National Hockey League (NHL) player (left wing) from Russia who won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004. Recently, he has played with the HC Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Super League.
- Dimitri Zinovich Tiomkin – 20th century motion picture composer and music department specialist who won four Academy Awards (Oscars) for “Best Music, Original Song” and “Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture” for the 1952 movie High Noon for “Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture” for the 1954 movie The High and the Mighty and for “Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture” for the 1958 movie The Old Man and the Sea. He was also nominated for eighteen other Oscar awards.
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Author: Rich Kachold
|Meaning||Greek goddess, earth mother, of the earth, of Demeter +|
|Meaningnc||greek goddess, earth mother, of the earth, of demeter +|
|Pronunciation||dih-MEE-tree, de-MEE-tree, dee-MEE-tree, da-MEE-tree +|
|Rank in 2000s||879 +|
|Related||Demeter +, Demetria +, Demetrio +, Demetrios +, Demitri +, Dimitrije +, Dimitry +, Dmitri +, Dmitriy +, and Dmitry +|