Latinized form of the Greek name Θεμιστοκλης (Themistokles)
meaning "glory of the law", from θεμις (themis)
"law of nature, divine law" (genitive θεμιστος
) and κλεος (kleos)
"glory". This was the name of an Athenian statesman and general who was victorious over the Persians in the Battle of Salamis.