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What does Artemis mean?

Artemis /ar-te-mis/ 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 2 variants: Artemesia and Artemisia.

Affiliated girl names: Cynthia, Luna and Vesta.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Artemisa, Atemis, ..

(male) Arteamid, Arteman, ..

How popular is Artemis?

Artemis is a rare given name for women. Artemis is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Artemis and corresponding names. Luna (#143 in recent rankings), Athena (#195), Diana (#297), Cynthia (#491) and Vesta are the popular variation forms of Artemis (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Artemis were at the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 2%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.3%, 82.4%), with forms like Diana falling out of fashion. Luna and Athena are two of the more trendy names for newborns here. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Athena, Cynthia, Diana, Luna, Vesta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Artemis and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Adelis, Agneis, Alexis, Annemie, Anthemia, Aracelis, Arcelia, Arcenia, Ardelia, Ardelis, Ardenia, Ardis, Areli, Arelie, Argelia, Arsemia (see Arsenia), Arsenia, Artheia, Arthelia, Artia, Artie, Artis, Asteria, Temis and Themis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Artemis.