Greek, variation of Artemis
"safe or butcher"

Artemisia Origin and Meaning

The name Artemisia is a girl's name of Greek origin.

You might think Artemisia is the feminine form of the name, but in fact the original Artemis is feminine too, the name of the Greek mythological goddess of the moon. Artemisia Gentileschi was an esteemed Italian Baroque painter, unusual in an era when not many women were acknowledged. Artemisia is also a genus of plants which include sagebrush and tarragon.

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Famous People Named Artemisia

  • Artemisia I of Cariaqueen of Halicarnassus under the First Persian Empire, naval commander and adviser to Xerxes I of Persia
  • Artemisia II of Cariaqueen of Caria under the First Persian Empire; sister and wife of King Mausolos; ordered the construction of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in her husband/brother's memory
  • Artemisia GentileschiItalian Baroque painter

Artemisia in Pop Culture

  • Artemisiacharacter in "The Cry" by Jane Collier & Sarah Fielding
  • Artemisia oth Hinriadcharacter in "The Stars, Like Dust" by Isaac Asimov
  • "The Passion of Artemisia"novel by Susan Vreeland
  • "L'Artemisia"opera composed by Francesco Cavalli
  • "Artemisia" (1634)painting by Rembrandt
  • Artemisiacapital city of Luna, the moon colony from Marissa Meyer's 'Lunar Chronicles'
  • Artemisiaa genus of plants that include wormwood and sagebrush