is an Occitan and Catalan name, coming from Our Lady of Artiga de Lin
(Es Bòrdes, Aran Valley). The place name Artiga
comes from the Occitan, Catalan and Aragonese word artiga
, "slash and burn" (http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artiga
), from pre-Roman origin.
If the girl was not Occitan or Catalan, it is possible that Artiga
was a transferred use from the surname Artiga
, present in Spanish, Aragonese, Occitan and Catalan, with the same etymology that the cited one.