Diminutive of Demetria or Greek

Demi Origin and Meaning

The name Demi is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "half".

Demi appeared in the US as a baby name thanks to a single celebrity, actress Demi Moore, who put it on the Top 1000 throughout the 1990s. As her star faded, so did the visibility of the name, though now it is rising again on its own steam. It's popular in Europe, too, especially in The Netherlands. Demi may be that unusual name that's launched by a celebrity and then maintains its visibility all by itself.

# 394 in the US

Demi Rank in US Top 1000

# 965 on Nameberry

Demi Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Demi Popularity

Famous People Named Demi

  • Demi Gene (Guynes) MooreAmerican actress
  • Demetria Devonne "Demi" LovatoAmerican singer and actress
  • Demipen name of Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt, American author
  • DemiLeigh Nel,Peters, South African beauty queen; Miss Universe 2017

Demi in Pop Culture

  • John "Demi" Brookeson of Meg in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women series; twin of Margaret "Daisy" Brooke
  • Often used in Britain as a short form for the Cornish Demelza