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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.

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Heroine of Winston Graham's Poldark series.
Character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
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Demelza Heap is a background character in Angie Sage's Queste, of the Septimus Heap series.
Demelza - heroine in Barbara Cartland's book The Ghost who Fell in Love