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 WinstonGraham, whose heroine was named Demelza.
Demelza, main character in WinstonGraham's "Poldark" series
Demelza Robins, character in the "HarryPotter" series
Demelza Reveley, winner of "Australia's Next Top Model"
Demelza Heap, character in AngieSage's "Queste," of the Septimus Heap series
Demelza, character in Barbara Cartland's book "The Ghost who Fell in Love"