Hi Jennifer,

I couldn’t find my name on your list, Themis, I am looking into the meaning and origins of it. Is there an alternate spelling to it?

Sincerely,

Themis Pierquet Flores

Dear Themis,

What a beautiful name! I bet you didn’t know this, but you’ve probably seen the “original Themis” all over the place. She is the woman in Greek mythology that presides over natural law, and is depicted blindfolded holding scales. Themis (spelled Θεμις in Greek) is often used as the icon depicting the legal profession (see image, below).

The official meaning of the name is “Law of Nature” or “Divine Law.”As for alternate spellings, I have not yet seen any, but if you or any other readers out there see one, let us know!

We have now added the name Themis to our database. Thanks for writing in.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss is the founder of BabyNames.com, Author of The Baby Names Workbook, and Producer of The Baby Names Podcast. Jennifer is widely regarded as the leading expert on popular baby name trends and the naming process, serving as the authoritative source on the subject for national and international media.

She entered the tech arena in the early 80s as a software developer and database architect, and became a pioneer in the Internet industry. In addition to operating BabyNames.com, Jennifer runs her own web development agency in the California mountains.