Meaning and Name Origin
Artemis \a-rte-mis, ar-temis\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Artemis) is pronounced AR-te-miss. It is of Greek origin. Mythology: name of the Greek goddess of the moon, of hunting, and of chastity, equivalent to the Romans' Diana. The other two virgin goddesses were Hestia, goddess of the hearth, and Athena, goddess of wisdom. Name of the granddaughter of Lady Diana Cooper, perhaps as a tribute to the grandmother. The variant Artemisia is the name of a shrub common in America. It is also the name of the colorful 17th-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Artemis has 39 more related variations via Athena, Diana: Atheena, Athenais, Athene, Athie, Athina, Attie, Danne, Dayann, Dayanna, Dayanne, Deana▼, Deandra, Deane, Deann▼, Deanna▼, Dede, Dee▼, Deeana, Deeane, Deedee, Dena▼, Di, Diahann, Diahanne, Diahna, Dian▼, Diandra, Diane▼, Diann▼, Dianna▼, Diannah, Dianne▼, Didi, Dyan, Dyana, Dyane, Dyann, Dyanna and Dyanne.
Artemis is a rare given name for women. Artemis is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Artemis and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Artemis (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Luna (#143 in 2014), Athena (#195), Diana (#297), Cynthia (#491), Diane, Diann, Dianne, Vesta, Dian, Dianna, Deedee, Deana, Attie, Deandra, Deann, Dee, Deanna and Dena. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become much less widespread since, with forms like Deanna, Cynthia, Diann, Dianna and Diane falling out of fashion. Athena (#195), Luna (#143) and Diana (#297) are three of the more trendy names for newborns here, with Luna having a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)