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The first name 

Demi is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

Demi – popular and common in the US!

The name Demi isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Demi ranks 481. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 4 were named Demi. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Demi.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Demi mean?

Demi is an English short of the ancient Greek name Demetria, derived from the Greek goddess Demeter. Her name possibly means ‘earth mother’. She is the goddess of agriculture and a sister of Zeus.

In the U.S., the popularity of this name rose due to actress Demi Moore since the late 1980s.

Demi has 4 letters 
and begins with a D

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter D is quite common as an initial letter for girls' names. To be precise, 5.6% of all girls' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M.

With four letters, the name Demi is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 5.6% of all girls' names start with D, this initial letter occurs much more often than all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: of all the names that begin with a D, Dorothy is the most common.

Other names with 
D, e, m and i

If you take all the letters in the name Demi – D, e, m and i – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Diem.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Demi

If your name is Demi and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Demi

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Demi, you can simply say:





This is how the name Demi is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Demi in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Demi

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Demi is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Demi

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Demi sounds like this: