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A famous bearer is actress Demi Moore (full first name Demetria), best known for her roles in Ghost and G.I. Jane. At one point, she was married to Bruce Willis and had three daughters with him (Rumer Glen, Scout LaRue, and Tallulah Belle), but is currently married to actor Ashton Kutcher.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/29/2005
In French, "demi" means "half."
-- Anonymous User  6/1/2006
This is also the nickname of Meg and John Brook's son in "Little Women."
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2006
Because of the French meaning, I think of Demi kind of like, "half-witted" or "half-there". I picture a daydreamer, which explains why I get the impression of a girl named Demi being "half-there". I imagine a girl just kind of dancing through life, her head in the clouds. Figuratively, of course, not like exotic dancing and whatnot.
-- dreadfulxsorry  11/16/2006
Demi means half BUT also small.
-- lacey24  1/17/2007
Demi could also conceivably be used as a nickname for Desdemona and Demelza.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/19/2007
Demi can also be a nickname for Demeter.
-- sabrinafaye  8/6/2007
A famous bearer is one of the stars on Disney's "As the Bell Rings" named Demi Lovato.
-- ilovespencerc  3/24/2008
It's fine as a nickname for Demetria, but as a legal name it sounds ridiculous, considering it means "half". Imagine someone saying "Hello, Half!"
-- bananarama  8/29/2008
Demi Lovato is an actress who has acted in As the Bell Rings, Camp Rock, Sonny with a Chance, and the Princess Protection Program.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  2/26/2009
I would never name my daughter this. First of all I don't like the name or the way it sounds, but I also don't like that IT'S A TYPE OF LOWCUT BRA women wear when they wear skimpy clothes! lol.
-- Anonymous User  6/18/2009
I love Demi Lovato, but it's not a name I would use. But for her, it works, because it sounds all rocker-ish. :)
-- meggsxx3  6/20/2009
This name is likely to be misheard as Debbie.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2009
I liked this name before an airhead like Demi Lovato ruined it. It does sound rocker-ish, but she completely destroyed any positive impression I had of it.
-- JadePenbrooke  7/16/2009
My name is Demi. I like it, but now I get a lot of "Demi Lovato?!" references, because I am 15 and girls in my grade really like her. The only bad thing about it is sometimes people think my name is "Denny," which it isn't.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2009
Demi is another way of saying Junior, for a boy. In "Little Women" John and Meg's son was called Demi, because he was also named John. Their way of saying 'little-John'.
-- JW41926  5/4/2010
I understand that the word means 'half' in French, but what I don't understand is why that has to be a bad thing. When I think of the word 'half' it brings to mind phases such as 'my other half' or 'my better half'. You could even take it a step further as the name is of Greek origin and apply it to 'soulmate', which the ancients thought of as literally the other half of your being. Is that so bad to give your little girl? In my head, half is a beautiful word and wonderful meaning for a name.
-- ginamarie  7/31/2010
Being an asexual from the AVEN community, all I can think of when I encounter this name is demisexual. :) And in response to the above comment by ginamarie, no one is half a person, even without a "significant other."
-- Ruta Graveolens  8/16/2014
This a cute and posh name but the whole name sounds boring so I don't like it.
-- 555jazzy  7/20/2012
Demi is a cheesy, crap name. It means 'half' in French- who'd want their baby's name to mean 'half'? Also, Demi is used in Ballet (Demi Plie) meaning 'half of a plie' ('bending your legs' simply in English). The fact there's Demi Bras is another reason to hate this name. Demi rhymes with 'semi' which has an unpleasant slang meaning (find out on Urban Dictionary). Someone could say "Demi gives me a semi!".

(In case you had not worked it out) I would never name my child this!
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2014
There are two Demi's in my form, and it makes me think of demigods, demigender, demisexual, etc. Now I find that it means "half" it sounds even more ridiculous.
-- IsolationHedge  4/30/2015
Although I adore Demi Lovato, I think this sounds strange as a name, especially with words like demigender.
-- S-Genesis  1/7/2017
Famous actress, Demi Lovato.
-- DundiculutNicholas  2/19/2017
Demi Gene Guynes, professionally known as Demi Moore, is an American actress, former songwriter, and model. Moore dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue an acting career, and appeared in the men's magazine Oui in 1981. After making her film debut later that year, she appeared on the soap opera General Hospital and subsequently gained recognition for her work in Blame It on Rio and St. Elmo's Fire. Her first film to become both a critical and commercial hit was About Last Night..., which established her as a Hollywood star.
-- cutenose  2/27/2017
Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After making her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends, Lovato rose to prominence in 2008 when she starred in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and released her debut single This Is Me which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. The success of the film and its soundtrack resulted in a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Her debut album, Don't Forget, debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. The following year, Lovato was cast as the titular character of the television series Sonny with a Chance and she released her sophomore album, Here We Go Again, which became her first one to top the Billboard 200 chart.
-- cutenose  2/27/2017

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