Name Arthur Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Arthur


Arthur is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Arthur?

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)).

What does the name Arthur mean?

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).

Pronunciation of Arthur

Variants of the name Arthur

Artur Artuur

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Popularity of the name Arthur

The name Arthur is ranked #195 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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