Arthur - boys name

Arthur name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Arthur name meaning:

The name Arthur is of Celtic origin and is believed to be derived from the Old Welsh name "Artur," which may be related to the Celtic word "artos" meaning "bear." As a result, the name Arthur is often interpreted to mean "bear-like" or "bear man."

The name Arthur has a rich history and is associated with legendary figures such as King Arthur, a legendary British leader who, according to medieval stories and romances, led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries.

Arthur is a classic and timeless name that has been popular across various cultures and has retained its appeal over the centuries. While the specific origin and meaning of the name may have some uncertainties, it is generally associated with strength and noble qualities.

Origin: Celtic


Origin: Cornish

From Celtic artos "bear", or possibly from the medieval Latin name Artorius. King Arthur, according to tradition, was born at Tintagel Castle on the coast of Cornwall.


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Related names

Arthur , Arte , Artek, Arthuretta, Arthurina, Arthurine, Artie , Arto , Arty , Atur

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Overall UK ranking: 4 out of 4789

3766 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Arthur

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