Artemisia Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Artemisia:
A borrowing of the name of the plant artemisia. The name is derived from Artemis, the name of the mythological goddess of the moon and hunting.
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Artie, Mimi, Misa, Missy, Mia
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Feminine form of the Greek name Artemisios, derived from Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt and moon.
- Famous real-life people named Artemisia
Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian painter in the Early Baroque period. She was a succesful female painter in a time when women were not readily accepted by male painters or patrons. Her painting, Judith Beheading Holofernes, is perhaps her most famous.
Artemisia I of Caria: queen of Halicarnassus and Kos in the 5th century BC. She commanded five of her own ships in the Battles of Artemisium and Salamis during the 2nd Persian invasion of the free Greek city-states. Said to be the only female commander on either side.
Artemisia II of Caria: satrap of Caria in the 4th century BC who in her grief over tge death of her husband/brother built the Mausoleum.
- Artemisia in song, story & screen
Slightly different spelling "Artemesia" is the protagonist of the Piratica series by Tanith Lee.
"Artemisia", a movie based on the life of Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi
Artemisia is a character played by Eva Green in the movie "300: Rise of an Empire", VERY loosely based on Artemisia I of Caria, queen of Halicarnassus.