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Gender: Female Origin of Artemis: Greek mythology name

Artemis Origin and Meaning

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

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.

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

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Pop Culture References for the name Artemis

Artemesia, Artemasia, Artemisia

Comments

renaissancetoni Says:

2020-03-24T21:47:31

This name is just beautiful, I love the connections it has and the meaning and it feels so strong and elegant, definitely at the top of my list!!<3

LaulenaG Says:

2018-08-01T15:01:57

This feels a little pretentious.

Hero_Phoebus Says:

2017-12-20T10:29:53

Beautiful name. I adore the combination of Artemis Aphrodite, although it may seem a bit much for a small girl to carry, both the names sound very strong. Arrow as a nickname is ultimately stunning.

Mhill46 Says:

2017-06-09T19:09:49

I think this would sound absolutely beautiful amazing name for a little girl! Definitely going towards the top of my list.

-EagleEyes- Says:

2017-05-17T13:31:04

I would totally consider using them as middles if I ever had b/g twins.

EvelinRose Says:

2017-05-17T04:01:38

I've always wanted to meet twins named Artemis & Apollo. Or Diana and Apollo [Roman versions]

ArtemisArtistic Says:

2017-05-13T05:44:02

Sibset: Artemis and Apollo. YESSSS.

Catgirlmri Says:

2017-05-08T00:09:32

I completely agree with you- those are exactly the reasons I like it! And although I've never thought about Arrow as a nickname, I think it's an amazing idea.

writereadrepeat Says:

2017-02-04T17:35:20

it didn't say he was her sister....it said she was his sister. kay?

headintheclouds Says:

2016-10-30T07:50:40

Artemis exudes power in a very luminous epic-goddess way. It really brings to life the image of a glowing full moon and a huntress with a bow and arrow slung across her shoulder treading softly across the forest. An inspirational strong namesake with its mythological roots, and I also love the name itself, the sound and look of Artemis. Artemis really ought to be used more IRL, alongside the other accessible mythological names like Athena, Rhea, Penelope.

SimoneKadele Says:

2016-08-26T02:38:41

I really love this name, if only as a middle name.

Madelyn Says:

2016-03-21T01:34:42

I love the idea of Arrow as a nickname.

EW314 Says:

2016-01-28T17:05:01

Love the look and sound of this, and the goddess Artemis is a fantastic feminist namesake!

grace147 Says:

2015-10-10T14:04:12

I used to absolutely love this name when I was younger and wanted to name my daughter this and nickname her "Artie". I'm not too into it any more but it's certainly unique

kitchi1 Says:

2015-10-03T04:03:20

A GREAT Goddess to name your daughter after.

kitchi1 Says:

2015-10-03T04:03:01

Yes, this is a big reason I love this name!

GabsterGirlie Says:

2015-08-25T18:16:59

I love the Arrow connection... I have always loved Greek mythology and Artemis has always been a favorite of mine.

Caroline Says:

2015-01-20T07:44:59

I prefer Athena.

Catastroffy Says:

2015-01-03T12:20:54

I find this name has an ugly, harsh sound...I prefer Diana.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2014-10-04T11:24:51

This name is a good feminist name. Artemis refused to be controlled by men and tied down to the expectation of marriage and being a wife. She is also the patroness of young girls and maidens, so Artemis would be like a protector to your daughter. She is the goddess of the wild and moon so she represents new beginnings.

Guest Says:

2014-08-12T13:59:38

I would totally use this name and call her Arrow as a nickname because I love the archery connection and the name is pretty. Greek mythology has awesome names! I love the feminist aspect of it as well. Artemis was a huntress who was even better than the boys and protector of women. I'm in love with this name!!!

strawberrydino Says:

2014-08-12T09:57:18

This name means so much to me ... if I ever have a baby girl this would be her name.

jessica.chandler@live.co.uk Says:

2014-08-04T15:34:54

Apollo is her brother not her sister

Guest Says:

2014-08-01T19:04:58

I really like this name, tbh.