Meaning and name origin
Artemis \a-rte-mis, ar-temis\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Artemis and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Luna (#143), Athena (#195), Diana (#297), Cynthia (#491) and Vesta. (2014 statistics).