US Popularity:221
Other Origin(s):Latin, Welsh
Meaning:bear; strong man; Thor, the eagle
Arthur is a masculine name of Celtic, Latin, and Welsh 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

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Arthur
    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
  • Arthur Ashe
    Tennis Player
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Arthur Darvill
    TV Actor
  • Arthur Miller
  • Arthur Rimbaud
  • Chester A. Arthur
    United States President

Arthur Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Arthur is currently #93 on The Bump
Boy:Arthur is currently #57 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Arthur is currently #221 in U.S. births
Boy:Arthur is currently #128 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 12
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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