Meaning:bear; stone


Pronunciation:ar thur

Variations:Artur, Arther, Arthor

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About Arthur

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A name closely associated with the Royals, Arthur offers a traditional name that is becoming increasingly popular.

Detailed Meaning

The origin of this name is unclear, but may come from the Celtic word ‘artos’ which means ‘bear’ or the Irish word ‘art’ for stone. The name is strongly associated with King Arthur.

Famous People With This Name

King Arthur was the legendary British monarch from the late 5th and early 6th centuries. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer and creator of Sherlock Holmes. Arthur C. Clarke was a British writer best known for creating “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Possible Nicknames

Arthur can be shortened to Art, Arty or Artie, all of which make good nicknames.

Related Names

Arthur can also be spelt Arther and Arthor.

Stories Featuring This Name

Arthur Weasley is the head of the Weasley family in the “Harry Potter” series. Arthur Read is the aardvark in the children’s series of the same name. Arthur is also a character in the children’s show, “Thomas and Friends.”

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