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What does Artemas mean?

Artemas Pronunciation of Artemas 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, follower (servant), biblical, saint, popular (famous), puritans, 17th century


VARIANTS Art, Artemio, Artemis, Artemus, Artie, Artimas, Artimis, Artimus, Arty




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How popular is Artemas?

Artemas is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Artemas is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Artemas (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Art, Artemio, Artie and Dennis (#556 A YEAR AGO). Usage of these relations of Artemas was well-received in the 1950s (AVERAGE #910) and is now much reduced (#1639, DOWN 97%), with versions such as Artie becoming less trendy. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Art, Artemio, Artie, Dennis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aeneas, Aineas, Aineias, Alterman, Altman, Anteus, Aramis, Ares, Aries, Arkelaos (see Archelaus), Arkelaus, Arlea, Arles, Arman, Arsemio (see Arsenio), Arte, Artus, Atlas, Attlas and Demas. Like Artemas, these names are not frequently used.

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