Other Origin(s):Greek; Latin
Meaning:Half; Small; follower of Demeter, goddess of agriculture
Demi is a gender-neutral name of French origin, meaning "half" or "small." This can always commemorate the fact that baby always a part of your heart. Demi also serves as a diminutive of the Greek Demetria, meaning "follower of Demeter" and connecting baby to the Greek goddess of agriculture. This name was popularized by American actress Demi Moore, who fought for women's equal pay in Hollywood cinema. Towards the end of the 20th century, Demi was considered one of the highest-paid actors, proving nothing is half-hearted about those who share this gorgeous name. Giving baby Demi a title like this is sure to set a fire in their belly to redefine the magnitude of their influence.
Behind the Name, Demi, December 2022
Online Etymology Dictionary, demi-, July 2018
Behind the Name, Demetria, May 2020
Online Etymology Dictionary, Demeter, December 2018
Theoi Greek Mythology, Demeter
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