Meaning:bear or Thor, the eagle
The legendary King Arthur, who formed the Round Table (with his knights) in sixth-century England, made the name popular in the Middle Ages. Yet there’s not much agreement on what the name means—everything from “bear” (from the Celtic “artos”) to “Arnthor” (an Old German name that means “Thor, the eagle.” After languishing for almost a century, the name is making a comeback thanks to parents like actress Selma Blair, who named her son Arthur in 2011.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- ArthurQueen Victoria and Prince Albert
- Arthur AsheTennis Player
- Arthur C. ClarkeAuthor
- Arthur Conan DoyleAuthor
- Arthur DarvillTV Actor
- Arthur MillerPlaywright
- Arthur RimbaudPoet
- Chester A. ArthurUnited States President
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