Demi

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

Demi is feminine given name with Greek and Latin roots. It is originally a nickname form of Demetria, the feminine form of the masculine name Demetrius, which is itself the Latin and English spelling of Greek name Demetrios.

Demi is also a prefix meaning "half", loaned from French; for example, demi frère which means "half brother" or demi soeur which means "half sister".

People with the given name Demi include:

Demi is uncommon as a surname.

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The listing of this name abbreviation does not give any examples of its French origins. The examples list derivatives based on Greek names, however, ignore the use of French descendants to use Demi or Demmy to indicate a relative, much like the use of "junior" in English.