Dimitris Family History
Dimitris Name Meaning
Greek:: from the personal name Dimitri(o)s from classical Greek Dēmētrios ‘(follower) of Demeter’ or ‘consecrated to Demeter’ in Greek mythology the goddess of fertility whose name (classical Greek Dēmētēr) derives from an obscure element dē sometimes taken as a Doric equivalent of Attic gē ‘earth’ + mētēr ‘mother’. The name Dēmētrios (Latinized as Demetrius) was borne by several early Christian martyrs and its popularity in eastern Europe is largely due to the fame of a 4th-century saint executed under Diocletian. shortened form of any of patronymics derived from the personal name Dimitri(o)s (see 1 above) e.g. Dimitrakis Dimitrakopoulos Dimitriadis and Dimitropoulos . Compare Demeter Dimitri and Dimitry .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022