Demelza - Meaning of Demelza

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[ 3 syll. de-mel-za, dem-e-lza ] The baby girl name Demelza is pronounced as DehM-EHLZaa- †. Demelza is an English name of Cornish origin. The name is of the meaning hill fort of Maeldaf. This is not a traditional Cornish name. It was first used in the 20th century, popularized by the Poldark series of novels by the British novelist Winston Graham, which are set in historical Cornwall. The heroine in the novels is named Demelza (1946). The novels were later made into the BBC television series Poldark (1975), which further popularized the name. Demelza was supposedly taken from a place name of a Cornish town meaning 'hill-fort of Maeldaf'. The town is found in the civil parish of St Columb Major in Cornwall.

The names Demelzah, Demelzea, Demelzeah, Demelzia, and Demelziah are derivatives of Demelza.

See also the related categories, english, heroine (conqueror), and historical (ancient).

Demelza is infrequently used as a baby name for girls. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Demelza include Damalas, Damalis, Damalla, Danayla, Daneila, Danielka, Danila, Danilla, Danniela, Dannilla, Danula, Danulka, Demelzah, Domela, Domella, Donella, Donnella, Daniellah, Danijela, and Demelzea.

† Pronunciation for Demelza: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"



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