Nemesis name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nemesis mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nemesis

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Germany, the name Nemesis is of Greek origin and means "'Nemesis' is the name of the goddess of just revenge".
  2. A submission from Montana, U.S. says the name Nemesis means "Goddess of Revenge".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nem"e*sis
The goddess of retribution or vengeance; hence, retributive justice personified; divine vengeance.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. Ne`mesis, orig., distribution, fr. ne`mein to distribute. See Nomad

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
  2. Something causing misery or death

From the Greek goddess of retribution Nemesis.

  1. (chiefly Canada, US) An archenemy
    Batman is in constant conflict with his , The Joker.
  2. (chiefly non-North American usage) A person or character who specifically brings about the downfall of another person or character.
  3. The principle of retributive justice.
  4. (usually in the singular, formal) A punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided.
  5. The polar opposite of a character.
  6. A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.

nemesis was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Nemesis

Notable Persons Named Nemesis


Nemesis is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nemesis

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nemesis

Doctor Nemesis


Nemesis is a comics character.


Fun Facts about the name Nemesis

  • How Popular is the name Nemesis? Nemesis is the 31,270th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nemesis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 155 babies born with the first name Nemesis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nemesis to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nemesis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nemesis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nemesis is Friday, March 22nd, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Nemesis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nemesis was in 1996 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Nemesis Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nemesis is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Nemesis: The name spelled backwards is Sisemen. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Messeni. How do you pronounce that?
  • Nemesis name meaning

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