Origin:Celtic
Popularity:282
Meaning:bear; strong man; Thor, the eagle
Arthur is a masculine name of Celtic origin. It is believed to be derived from the word "artos," meaning "bear." As experts differ on its precision origin, the name can also mean "Thor, the eagle" and "strong man." Arthur became a popular choice during the Middle Ages, as families named their boys after King Arthur of 6th century England. It is also the first name of Irishman Arthur Guinness, who founded the famous stout brewery in 1759. Whatever you take from it, Arthur is a distinguished name that will serve baby well throughout their life.

Famous People Named Arthur

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  • Arthur
    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
  • Arthur Ashe
    Tennis Player
  • Arthur C. Clarke
    Author
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
    Author
  • Arthur Darvill
    TV Actor
  • Arthur Miller
    Playwright
  • Arthur Rimbaud
    Poet
  • Chester A. Arthur
    United States President

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Source: Social Security Administration

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