The name Arthur
Arthur is a medium-sized male name that is internationally successful. It has many variants adapted to all languages such as Artus, Artie or Arturo. If you are expecting a little girl, you can turn to its female derivative Arthurine which will ensure originality and rarity.
Celebrities named Arthur include French television host Arthur, British writer and father of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, and 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud.
Arthur is a name of 6 letters that begins with the letter A and ends with the letter R.
Breakdown by sex (France and United States)
Number of children girls who had the first name Arthur (3 248 births).
Number of children boys having had the first name Arthur (658 022 births).
Figures and trends of the name Arthur in the world
There have been 129 136 births of Arthur since 1 900 (average of 1 104 / year). There were 3 598 named Arthur born in 2 021. It's the year 2 011 which saw the most births of babies with this name. #1429
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in 2 021
was the peak year
births / year
There have been 532 134 births of Arthur since 1 880 (average of 3 884 / year). There were 1 642 named Arthur born in 2 018. It's the year 1 921 which saw the most births of babies with this name. #1429
since 1 880
in 2 018
was the peak year
births / year
Etymology, origin and meaning of name Arthur
The meaning of the first name Arthur is a bit fuzzy since three cultures dispute its origin. Indeed, for the French, it is of Breton origin and comes from the word “arz” meaning “bear” while for the Irish it comes from the word “art” which means “stone”. Finally, the Scandinavians affirm that Arthur is the translation of the Norwegian word “Arnthor” which means “the eagle of the god Thor”.
This uncertainty about the origin of the first name stems from the legend of King Arthur. Mix between mythology and literature, King Arthur would have been a Breton lord who would have protected the Celtic and Breton peoples from Germanic invaders. However, there is no reliable source that attests to the existence of this king.
Arthur is a very popular first name in the artistic world. Whether in literature, cinema or music, it is one of those first names that are easily associated with a fictional character or a melody. We can notably cite the famous series of films by Luc Besson, Arthur and the Minimoys, Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter books as well as all the works of fiction relating to King Arthur.
When do we celebrate Saint Arthur? What day ?
The Arthurs are celebrated on November 15 in homage to Arthur of Glastonbury, an English marty who refused to recognize King Henry VIII as the spiritual head of the Church of England.
On the same date, King's Day is celebrated in Belgium, in honor of Saint-Léopold, first king of Begles.
Personalities of the Arthur
Arthur is an ambitious and hardworking person who is not content with what he has. Arthur is always looking for new sensations to be able to quench his thirst for curiosity. He will turn to trades allowing him to travel and discover new cultures. In his professional life, Arthur shows himself to be a nice person who listens to his colleagues. A great sentimentalist, Arthur is an inveterate romantic who dreams of great love and the perfect relationship. He tends to invest himself in all his relationships, even the shortest ones, which can play tricks on him. Indeed, Arthur is an optimist who has trouble controlling his emotions. Endearing and kind, Arthur can count on the loyalty of his friends who will always be there to support him and help him in his decision-making.
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