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In the "Poldark" books Demelza's told her name means "thy sweetness" (from someone who's attempting to seduce her >_>). I believe it's supposed to be Cornish.

Given the Greek origin of "mel" in reference to "honey", I think it's a reasonable assumption. I certainly don't know where this "fort" placename thing came from.
-- harotype  12/13/2009
The name Demelza was popularized by the popular "Poldark" series of historical novels by Winston Graham published from 1945 to 1953 in which Demelza Carne Poldark is a leading character. The novels were adapted by the BBC for television in 1975-77 and again in 2015-17.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2016

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