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

The name Artemisia is a girl's name of Greek origin. Artemisia and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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 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 Caria, queen of Halicarnassus under the First Persian Empire, naval commander and adviser to Xerxes I of Persia
Artemisia II of Caria, queen 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 Gentileschi, Italian Baroque painter

Pop Culture References for the name Artemisia

Artemisia, character in "The Cry" by Jane Collier & Sarah Fielding
Artemisia oth Hinriad, character 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
Artemisia, capital city of Luna, the moon colony from Marissa Meyer's 'Lunar Chronicles'
artemisia, a genus of plants that include wormwood and sagebrush

Comments

CookieCrumbs Says:

2018-03-20T09:30:51

I pronounce it Ar-te-mee-shuh, but googling it comes up with Ar-te-mee-si-ah (the si-ah pronounced in one syllable, if that makes sense? There's a video on youtube).

Runa Says:

2018-02-23T02:59:50

How would you pronounce Artemisia? Ar-te mi-Sí-a OR Ar-te mi-Z-a?

CookieCrumbs Says:

2017-12-30T10:59:27

As well as being an amazing painter (check out her version of Judith Slaying Holofernes), Artemisia Gentileschi was the first woman to become a member of Accademia di Arte del Disegno, and was one of the first women to participate in the trial of her rapist. She's one of my heroes, and I named one of the closest things I'll have to a child after her.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-27T09:23:33

Wow, thank you for that. What a wonderful namesake, for anyone with this name.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-27T09:21:05

I love this. I already loved Artemis, and had seen this variant, but didn't know much about it, so it's good to gain knowledge about the name.

ArtemisArtistic Says:

2016-10-24T22:14:56

nice to know I picked the wrong username

Perilheart Says:

2016-08-13T06:56:46

Lunar Chronicles, anyone?

tfzolghadr Says:

2016-05-10T07:49:43

I so agree with this. Moreover, Artemisia I was a female general feared through Greece for her strategic brilliance. Using Artemis means you are not getting the wonderful namesakes... warriors and painters. Instead, you get other namesakes, sure... but Artemisia is more than just a frilly version. It is naming your daughter for these amazing women!

Aberella Says:

2015-08-07T19:39:50

Artemisia Gentileschi (Italian pronunciation, July 8, 1593 – c. 1656) was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence. She painted many pictures of strong and suffering women from myth and the Bible – victims, suicides, warriors For many years she was regarded as a curiosity. Today she is regarded as one of the most progressive and expressionist painters of her generation.

AlexandriaJ Says:

2015-06-12T17:22:18

The name comes from from a genus of plant, that was named after Artemisia II of Caria, a botanist and medical researcher who died in 350 BC, who was named after Artemis therefore meaning "Gift of Artemis." There is a lot more history to the name than someone just making Artemis more effeminate, which I think should be included in its byline or name info.

seafoamsage Says:

2015-05-21T17:01:09

Love this. Beautiful name. Also the painter Artemisia Gentileschi was a seriously awesome woman.

headintheclouds Says:

2015-05-20T06:00:29

Love Artemisia, it's just stunning and has that oomph impact when you see and hear it. I actually slightly prefer this better than original Artemis, although I normally don't like unnecessarily flowery add-ons to names.

rie Says:

2015-03-14T05:26:18

Heart this. lol.