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What does Demi mean?

Demi Pronunciation of Demi [de-mi] as a girls' name is pronounced DEH-mee, deh-MEE. It is of French and English origin, and the meaning of Demi is "half". Also short form of Demetria. Actress Demi Moore.


Demi has 4 variants: Demee, Demia, Demiana and Demie.

1 more related form via Demetria: Demitra.

Creative forms:
(female) Dami, Dedi, ..

(male) Deda, Dei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Demi Belen (D.B.), ..

How popular is Demi?

Demi is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#76208 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Demi was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex position of #602 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Demi name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Demi outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Demetria is the only other popular alternative form of Demi (#602 a year ago). These forms of Demi were favored as baby names in 2015 (average #1301), except for the version Demetria which have become somewhat outmoded. Demi has generally been preferred by parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Demi, Demetria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Demi outside U.S.

Similar Names

Demi is pronounced similarly to Dama, Damia, Damya, Dumia and Dumiya. Other suggested similar names are Ami, Aymi, Cami, Dai, Dani, Dari, De-, Dea, Deb, Debb, Debbi, Debi, Debs, Decia, Dede, Dedie, Dee, Deja, Deka, Del, Dela, Delia, Delie, Delis, Deliz, Dell, Delli, Delma, Delmi, Delmy, Dena, Dene, Deni, Denia, Denni, Deon, Desir, Desma, Desme, Deva, Devi, Devin, Devri, Deyci, Deysi, Di, Didi, Dodi, Dori, Emmi, Jami, Kami, Kimi, Koemi, Maemi, Mimi, Neomi, Noemi, Remi, Romi, Sami and Tami. These names tend to be more frequently used than Demi.

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