Meaning and Name Origin
Artemas \a-rte-mas, ar-temas\ as a boys' 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.
Artemas has 18 more related forms via Apollonius, Dennis: Apollonios, Den, Denies, Denis▼, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Dennie▼, Dennison, Denny▼, Dennys, Denys, Deon▼, Dion▼, Dionisio, Dionysius, Dionysus and Diot.
Artemas has 1 feminine form: Artemisia.
Artemas is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Artemas is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Artemas and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Artemas (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Art, Artie, Denis, Dennie, Dennis (#491 a year ago), Denny, Deon, Dion and Dionisio. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1960-1969 and is now much lower, with versions such as Dennie, Dennis, Denny, Deon and Dion becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)