Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. də-MEHL-zə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From a Cornish place name meaning "fort of Maeldaf". It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the British television series Poldark, which was set in Cornwall.


Entry updated April 25, 2021