What does Artemis mean?
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 usage of Artemis and corresponding names. 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 are the popular variation forms of Artemis (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4665%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1597%, down 65.8%), with forms like Deanna, Cynthia, Deann, Dee and Deana falling out of fashion. Athena (#195), Luna (#143) and Diana (#297) are three of the more trendy names for newborns here, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for Luna. (2014 Birth Statistics)