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Pronunciation Dem-MEE-TREE
Gender Male
Word/name Greek
Meaning devoted to, dedicated to, or follower of Demeter
Other names
Related names Demetrius, Demetria, Demetrios, Demeter, Demetra, Demi

Dmitry, Dmitri or Dmitriy, sometimes also Dmitrij, transliterated from Russian as Dmitrii (Russian: Дми́трий, IPA: [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj]); Church Slavic form: Dimitry or Dimitri (Дими́трий); ancient Russian forms: D'mitr(iy) or Dmitr (Дьмитр(ии) or Дъмитръ) is a male given name, the version of Greek Demetrius (Δημήτριος Dēmētrios, Greek pronunciation: [ðiˈmitrios]). The meaning of the name is a "devoted to," "dedicated to, or "follower of Demeter" (Δημήτηρ Dēmētēr), "mother-earth", the Greek goddess of agriculture.

Short forms of the name from the 13th-14th centuries are: Mitya, Mityay, Mit'ka or Miten'ka (Ми́тя, Митя́й, Ми́тька, or Ми́тенька); from the 20th century (originated from the Church Slavic form) are: Dima, Dimka, Dimochka, Dimulya, Dimusha etc. (Ди́ма, Ди́мка, Ди́мочка, Диму́ля, Диму́ша, etc.)

Dmitry is one of the most popular names in Russia. The statistics shows that for five months in the period from March 16 to August 16 in 2005 in Moscow: 1390 boys were named Alexander, 1087 Maksim, 1085 Nikita, 1070 Ivan, 867 Dmitry[citation needed]

St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki

St. Dimitri's Day[edit]

The feast of the martyr Saint Dimitri Solunski is celebrated on Saturday before November 8 [Old Style October 26].

The name day (именины): October 26 (November 8 on the Julian Calendar) See also: Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar.

The Saturday before October 26/November 8 is called Demetrius Saturday and commemorates those Orthodox soldiers who fell in the Battle of Kulikovo.

Notable people named Dmitry[edit]


Modern day[edit]

Interesting Facts[edit]

The name Dimitri did not rank in the top 1000 most popular boys names until 1989 when it ranked 992nd.[citation needed][clarification needed]

In other languages[edit]