Artie is a gender-neutral name with Celtic roots. As the very cute diminutive of Arthur, it has its roots in the word artos, which means "bear." It can also be a variant of the name Arthuretta. Baby can take the lead from King Arthur and play an active role in improving the world around her. Artie has Greek roots too, as a shortened form of the name Artemas, which means "follower of the goddess Artemis." In Greek mythology, Artemis is the goddess of the moon, hunting, and chastity and one of the most important gods in the pantheon.
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