Demi is a highly fashionable baby girl name. Although the name's origins date back millennia, Demi has a modern edge that makes it a favorite among current singers and celebrities. Demi is the pen name of biographical children's book author Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt, and Demi Miller was a central character on the British soap opera EastEnders. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Demi:

Greek: Earth mother
French: Half

Origin of the name Demi:

Demi originated as a diminutive of the name Demeter or Demetria. The name Demeter derives from the Greek da (meaning “earth”) and meter (meaning “mother”). In Greek and Latin, Demi means “earth mother.” Alternatively, Demi is also the French word for “semi” or “half.”

Symbolism of the name Demi:

Demi is a diminutive of Demeter (meaning “earth mother”). In Greek mythology, Demeter is the goddess of the harvest. Her symbols include the cornucopia, wheat bushel, torch, and bread.

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Gender of the name Demi:

Demi is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Demi:


Number of syllables in the name Demi:


Emotion evoked from the name Demi:

The name Demi evokes feelings of success and style.

Alternative spellings for the name Demi:

  • Demy
  • Demie
  • Dimi
  • Demee

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Popularity of the name Demi:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Demi was the 338th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

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Famous people with the name Demi:

  • Demi Bennett (wrestler)
  • Demi Evans (lyricist)
  • Demi Lovato (singer)
  • Demi Gene Moore (actress)
  • Demi Isaac Oviawe (comedienne)
  • Demi Lee Courtney Stokes (footballer)
  • Demi Leigh Tebow (pageant winner)
  • Demi Vermeulen (equestrian)

Demi in popular culture:

  • Demi (female android featured on the Phantasy Star IV video game
  • Demi (pen name of biographical children's book author Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt)
  • Demi Miller (character on the BBC soap opera EastEnders)