English word name

Nemesis Origin and Meaning

The name Nemesis is a girl's name meaning "archenemy".
Why would parents use such a negative word as a baby name? With Nemesis, it seems to be all about style. Nemesis repeats the fashionable -is ending found in girl names such as Genesis, Amaris, and Odalys. And we have to admit, Nemy makes a pretty cute nickname.

The first recorded use of Nemesis as a name was in 1990. It's never been given to more than 15 baby girls in a given year.