For other uses, see Demi (disambiguation).
Pronunciation Dem-EE
Gender Female
Word/name Latin
Meaning Half of something
Other names
Related names Demetria, Demetrios, Demetrius

Demi is a prefix meaning "half", loaned from French; for example, demi frere which means "half brother" or demi soeur which means "half sister". Demi-glace is made by simmering and reducing by half a mixture of half brown stock and half espagnole sauce.

Demi also has Latin roots as a feminine given name, originally a nickname form of Demetria, the feminine form of the masculine name Demetrius, which is itself the Latin and English spelling of Greek name Demetrios.

Demi is uncommon as a surname. People with the given name Demi include:

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