Greek mythology name
"safe or butcher"

Artemis Origin and Meaning

The name Artemis is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "safe or butcher".

Artemis, one of the key figures of the female Greek pantheon, is the ancient virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, childbirth, and a protector of young girls, later associated with the moon. Artemis is the equivalent to the Roman Diana, but a fresher and more distinctive, if offbeat, choice.

Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo, one of the twelve deities who lived on Mount Olympus. She features in three of the fifth century plays of Euripides. The meaning of the name is largely unknown, but it's related to two Greek words meaning safe or butcher, not nearly as lyrical as her mythological story.

Artemas, on the other hand, is a male name, though some gender confusion could arise from the Artemis Fowl novels.

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Famous People Named Artemis

  • Artemis PebdaniIranian,American actress
  • Artemis Cooper (born Alice Clare Antonia Opportune Beevor)English author

Artemis in Pop Culture

  • ArtemisGreek goddess of the hunt
  • Art3mischaracter in book and film "Ready Player One"
  • Artemis Duboischaracter on TV's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
  • Artemis DuBaercharacter in the Disney TV movie "Twitches"
  • Artemis Crock aka Tigressmaster archer in "Young Justice"
  • Artemis of BanaMighdall, character in Wonder Woman comics
  • Artemischaracter in the "Heroes of Olympus" series by Rick Riordan