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Gender: F Pronunciation: deh-MEE Meaning of Demi: "half" Origin of Demi: Diminutive of Demetria or Greek Demi's Popularity in 2016: #566

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 where it's close to the Top 100. Demi may be that unusual name that's launched by a celebrity and then maintains its visibility all by itself.

Famous People Named Demi

Demi Lovato (born Demetria Devonne Lovato), American singer and actress
Demi Moore (born Demi Gene Guynes), American actress
Demi (born Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt), American author
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2017

Pop Culture References for the name Demi

John "Demi" Brooke, son 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

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