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Origin & Meaning

The name Arthur is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Arthur is "noble strength, a bear".  

It is also of Scottish origin, where its meaning is "bear".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 306 in baby name popularity for boys with 1138 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Arthur Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Arthur has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Arthur to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Arthur include Arther.

The names Arthurine, Arto, Arttu, Artturi are all forms of Arthur.

Arthur has the diminutive (nickname) Artie.

Other Tidbits

Arthur falls into the name categories animal, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Arthur Ashe, Arthur Garfunkel, Arthur Schawlow, Arthur Conan Doyle.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Arthur in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Arthur.

Just for fun, see the name Arthur in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Arthur in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.