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Gender: F Meaning of Demelza: "fort on the hill" Origin of Demelza: Cornish

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Complex and challenging modern Cornish name derived from a place name. The given name began to be used in the U.K. in the 1950s via the serialization on British TV of the Poldark novels of Winston Graham, whose heroine was named Demelza.

Famous People Named Demelza

Demelza McCloud, Australian netball player

Pop Culture References for the Name Demelza

Demelza, main character in Winston Graham's "Poldark" series
Demelza Robins, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Demelza Reveley, winner of "Australia's Next Top Model"
Demelza Heap, character in Angie Sage's "Queste," of the Septimus Heap series
Demelza, character in Barbara Cartland's book "The Ghost who Fell in Love"