Gender: Female Pronunciation: deh-MEE Meaning of Demi: "half" Origin of Demi: Diminutive of Demetria or Greek Demi's Popularity in 2019: #386

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.

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Rank in US: #386

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Famous People Named Demi

Pop Culture References for the name Demi

Dimitra, Deme, Demy, Dimitira, Demia, Demetra, Demeter, Demmi, Demie, Demee, Demitra, Demetria


Rasha Says:


Demi Lovato?

Wittyusername103 Says:


To be fair Kennedy means "Misshapen head" and it's like 50 something for girls.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Demi Lovato is definitely Demetria. I was surprised that she wasn't mentioned in the description for this name. She must be a major factor in the name continuing to be chosen.

Yessica Says:


Demetria and Demi for nick name

Luísa Says:


I thought that Demi Moore and Demi Lovato were just Demi and not Demetria... Oh...

EllaYu Says:


Imagine, naming your child "half".

I get it as a nickname parents might use to lovingly troll their kids but to actually write this on a birth certificate?

EllaYu Says:


Demi Moore?

Madelyn Says:


I rather like Demi as a nickname for Demelza. I'm wondering if the new PBS remake of "Poldark" will help to boost Demelza, a lovely Cornish name.

_NorthStar_ Says:


Celeb factor really isn't an issue for really could choose the most off beat name you can find....and if Angelina and Brad decide to adopt yet another child and name them that name....well it will be in the top one hundred the following year. Most people are sheep, that's just the way it is lol. :) Demi a beautiful and chic name. Absolutely gorgeous IMO. Although, due to the meaning...I probably wouldn't use it as a first.

hamwan Says:


I think Demi Moore, of course. Pretty name

HollyMaxSpencer Says:


I prefer Demetra/Demitria, etc.

mysoutherncomfortzone Says:


Not tied to a single celeb, imo.