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Dimitar (Bulgarian: Димитър, Macedonian: Димитар) is a Bulgarian and Macedonian name, derived from Saint Demetrius (280-306). Containing the Proto Indo-European language mater "mother", it is rooted in the Greek goddess Earth mother Demeter, who is rooted in the ancient goddess Earth Mother. It sounds the same as the Polish Dymitr.

The most common short for Dimitar in Bulgaria is Mitko. Most people with the name Dimitar are informally called Mitko, Mite or Dimo.

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