Meaning and name origin
Artemas \a-rte-mas, ar-temas\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Artemas is "follower of the goddess Artemis". Biblical: a character mentioned briefly in Saint Paul's letter to Titus. Apollonius and Dennis are the similar "follower of" names that have survived even after worship of the Greek pantheon has died out. The name was popular with the Puritans in the 17th century, but fell out of use again. Artemus is the Latin form. Author Artemas Ward.
There is 1 feminine form of Artemas: Artemisia.
Artemas is not a popular first name for males 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 boy name Artemas and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dennis (#491), Artie and Art. (2014 statistics).