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Gender: F Origin of Artemisia: Variation of Artemis, Greek mythology name

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You might think Artemisia is the feminine form of the name, but in fact the original Artemis is feminine too, the name of the goddess of the moon. We prefer the simpler original.

Famous People Named Artemisia

Artemisia I of Caria, female naval commander and adviser to Xerxes I of Persia
Artemisia II of Caria, another much-admired ancient queen, the sister and wife of King Mausolos; ordered the construction of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in her husband/brother's memory
Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian Baroque painter

Pop Culture References for the Name Artemisia

Susan Vreeland's novel "The Passion of Artemisia", about aforementioned painter
Isaac Asimov novel "The stars, like dust" (1951) character: Artemisia oth Hinriad
"Artemisia", opera by Cavalli (1657)
Rembrandt painting titled "Artemisia" (1634)
The herb Artemisia, a.k.a. wormwood. Used metaphorically of bitter calamity or sorrow.