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Arthur Meaning


What does Arthur mean?

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".

Arthur is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ar-thur.

The Given Name Arthur

Arthur is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Arthur remains a favorite due to its bold and stylish nature.

Arthur falls into the name categories animal, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Arthur Ashe, and Arthur B. McDonald.

Arthur Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 230 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,642 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 246 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,509 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Arthur sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Arthur Name Popularity Page.

Arthur 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.

Famous Arthurs

  • Arthur ~ 1 hurricane, 5 storms
  • Arthur Ashe ~ Tennis Player
  • Arthur B. McDonald ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 2015
  • Arthur Balfour ~ British Prime Minister (1902-1905)
  • Arthur Bell ~ Saint
  • Arthur Boka ~ Soccer Player
  • Arthur C. Clarke ~ Writer
  • Arthur Compton ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1927
  • Arthur Conan Doyle ~ Writer
  • Arthur Davidson ~ Business Mogul
  • Arthur Dent ~ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy character
  • Arthur Eddington ~ Scientist
  • Arthur Fadden ~ Australian Prime Minister (1941)
  • Arthur Farrell ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Arthur Gride ~ Nicholas Nickleby character
  • Arthur Guinness ~ Business Mogul
  • Arthur Harden ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1929
  • Arthur Henderson ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1934
  • Arthur Holmwood ~ Dracula character
  • Arthur Kornberg ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1959
  • Arthur Leonard Schawlow ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1981
  • Arthur Lewis ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 1979
  • Arthur Lowe ~ Actor
  • Arthur Meighen ~ Canadian Prime Minister (1920-1921; 1926)
  • Arthur Miller ~ Writer
  • Arthur Numan ~ Soccer Player
  • Arthur Radley ~ To Kill a Mockingbird character
  • Arthur Rimbaud ~ Writer
  • Arthur Rubinstein ~ Musician
  • Arthur Sullivan ~ Musician
  • Arthur Weasley ~ Harry Potter character
  • Arthur Wellesley ~ Military Leader, British Prime Minister (1828-1830; 1834)

Arthur Numerology

What will your new littleArthur be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Arthur 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.