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What does Artemis mean?

Artemis Pronunciation of Artemis [artemis] as a girls' name (also used less generally 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.

Associated with: greek, mythology, moon, romans, virgin, wisdom, lady (noble), shrub (tree), 17th century.


Artemis has 2 variants: Artemesia and Artemisia.

Affiliated girl names: Cynthia, Luna and Vesta.

Creative forms:
(female) Antemis, Astemis, ..

(male) Arteman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Artemis Annie (A.A.), ..

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)

Artemis entered the list in 2015 and reached its highest position of #1921 in the U.S. then. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Artemis name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Luna (#110 in recent rankings), Athena (#157), Diana (#295), Cynthia (#538) and Vesta are the popular variation forms of Artemis (#1921 in recent rankings) 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 0.4%, 78.5%), with forms like Diana falling out of fashion. Luna and Athena are two of the more trendy names for newborns here.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Luna 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.

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