Arthur is a ♂ boy’s name.
The name Arthur derived from the name Artus, which is of several origins. It could be derived from the Roman surname Artorius or from Latin Arcturus or Greek Arktouros (Ἀρκτοῦρος). Arthur could also be of Celtic or Nordic origin (originally Arnthor (Arnþórr)).
Arthur means “bear” (from Proto-Celtic “*artos”). Arthur is as well a combination of “eagle” (from Old Norse “ari/ǫrn”) and “Thor” (the God of Thunder). Besides, Arthur means “guardian of the bear” (from ancient Greek “árktos/ᾰ̓́ρκτος” = bear + “oûros/οὖρος” = guardian).
The name Arthur is ranked #196 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.
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