Origin:Celtic
Popularity:1311
Meaning:Bear; bear man
Arturo is a boy's name of primarily Irish origin with all the makings of a legendary figure. Thought to derive from the Old Celtic word artos, meaning "bear," Arturo also shares close proximity to Arthur, which is often translated as "bear man." In this regard, Arturo is widely considered an Italian or Spanish form of the iconic kingly title. Yet staying close to Arturo's Celtic roots, one can uncover the Gaulish Bear Goddess, Artio. Associated with nature and rebirth, Artio was a revered deity worshiped by ancient Celtic tribes across Ireland and Switzerland. Across variations, cultures, and creeds, Arturo retains its profound interpretation as a bear-like figure infused with strength and worthy of honor.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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