US Popularity:1266
Other Origin(s):British, Icelandic, Irish, Scottish
Meaning:Bear; Bear king, bear man; Noble; Lofty hill; Rock; Follower of Thor
Arturo is a boy's name of Irish, Scottish, and British origins with all the makings of a legendary figure. Similar in Scottish, Arturo is said to derive from the Old Celtic word artos, meaning "bear." This meaning is also associated with Arthur, meaning "bear king" or "bear man." In other parts of the world, Arthur means "noble" and "lofty hill" in Irish, as well as "rock" in English. Dating back to Arturo's strong Celtic roots, one can uncover the Gaulish Bear Goddess, Artio. Associated with nature and rebirth, Artio was a deity revered by ancient Celtic tribes across Ireland and Switzerland. Across variations, cultures, and creeds, some may even find an Arturo link to the Icelandic Arthur, meaning “follower of Thor.”

Arturo Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Arturo is currently #2209 on The Bump
Boy:Arturo is currently #1241 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Arturo is currently #1266 in U.S. births
Boy:Arturo is currently #621 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 42
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Arturo, July 2017

  • Behind the Name, Arthur, December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Arturo

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 73

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 341

  • WordSense, Arthur

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