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.
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)
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 1000) appearing in the Top 1000. These relations of Artemis were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.57%), except for forms like Vesta which have fallen out of fashion. Athena, Luna and Diana are three of the more trendy names for newborns here, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for Luna. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
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Suggested similar baby names are Adelis, Agneis, Alexis▲, Annemie, Anthemia, Aracelis, Arcelia, Arcenia, Ardelia, Ardelis, Ardenia, Ardis▼, Areli, Arelie, Argelia, Arsemia, Arsenia, Artheia, Arthelia, Artia, Artie▼, Artis, Asteria, Temis and Themis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Artemis.