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Arthur

From the Shakespearean play King John

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Origin

  • English: Noble, courageous; possibly related to the obscure Roman family name Artorius. Other possible sources include an Irish Gaelic word meaning "stone," and artos, the Celtic word for "bear." Most English speakers will associate this name with legendary King Arthur. Also, from the Icelandic, meaning a follower of Thor, the Norse god of war.

Nicknames

Artie, Art

Syllables

2

International Variations

Artie, Art

Famous Namesakes

Musician Art Garfunkel, Tennis player Arthur Ashe, Playwright Arthur Miller

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