Demi

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Demi
Pronunciation Dem-EEE
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Latin
Meaning Half of something
Other names
Related names Demetria, Demetrios, Demetrius

Demi is a prefix meaning "half", loaned from French. For example, demi frere which means half brother or demi soeur which means half sister. Demi-glace is made by simmering and reducing by half a mixture of half brown stock and half espagnole sauce. Demi also has latin roots as feminine given name, originally a nickname form of Demetria, the feminine form of the masculine name Demetrius, which is itself the Latin and English spelling of Demetrios. Demi is uncommon as a surname. People with the name Demi include: