Arthur

Pronunciation: a-hrthu-hr
Origin: Scotland
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

The name Arthur is a masculine name of Celtic, Latin, and Welsh origin, and it is believed to be derived from the word "artos," meaning "bear" [1|. However, experts differ on its precise origin, and the name can also mean "Thor," "the eagle," and "strong man". The name Arthur became a popular choice during the Middle Ages, as families named their boys after King Arthur of 6th-century England. The origin of the name Arthur is disputed, but it may be derived from the Latin name Artorius or from an old Celtic word meaning 'bear'. The name first appears in Welsh poems and chronicles, with its character development occurring in the 12th-century chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth. The name Arthur gained widespread popularity in the 19th century and has been associated with famous figures such as Arthur Guinness, the founder of the famous stout brewery.

Arthur Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Arthur is currently #169 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Arthur is currently #169 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Arthur is currently #166 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Arthur is currently #166 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Arthur

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