Girl Names baby nameDimitra

What does the name Dimitra mean?

The meaning of the name “Dimitra” is: “Of the earth”.

Additional information: Modern Greek form of Demeter.

Dimitra means "earth mother", derived from Greek δα (da) meaning "earth" and μητηρ (meter) meaning "mother". In Greek mythology Demeter was the goddess of fertility and agriculture, the daughter of Cronus, the sister of Zeus, and the mother of Persephone.

Except for the etymology of the name Dimitra, for the Greek Orthodox Church the name originates from Saint Dimitrios (Agios Dimitrios), or Saint Demetrius as he is mostly known in Latin, a martyr of Christianity that lived in the early 4th century AD.