Demelza

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

The name Demelza is a girl's name of Cornish origin meaning "fort on the hill". Demelza and is often added to lists like Cornish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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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Famous People Named Demelza

Demelza McCloud, Australian netball player
Demelza Reveley, Australian model

Pop Culture References for the name Demelza

Demelza Poldark nee Carne, main character in Winston Graham's "Poldark" series
Demelza Robins, character in the "Harry Potter" series
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"