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Gender: M Meaning of Arthur: " bear" Origin of Arthur: Celtic Arthur's Popularity in 2013: #323

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Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by some stylish parents.

In addition to its leading role in the Arthurian legends, Arthurs figure prominently in The Scarlet Letter, Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and George Eliot's Adam Bede. There are also countless Arthurs in children's literature, movies and TV--including The Fonz. Most recently, Arthur was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Santa in the eponymous movie Arthur Christmas.

Arthur has many notable namesakes, including playwright Arthur Miller, writer/astronomer Arthur C. Clarke, writers Arthur Conan Doyle, Rimbaud and Koestler, philosopher Schopenhauer, conductor Arthur Fiedler, and tennis great Arthur Ashe, the first African-American to win the U.S. Open. Queen Victoria's seventh child was Prince Arthur.

Arthur was a Top 20 name from at least 1880 through 1926. And in 2011, actress Selma Blair named her son Arthur Saint.

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Famous People Named Arthur

Arthur Asher Miller, American playwright
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Anglo-Irish field marshal and British Prime Minister
Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish physician and novelist
(Jean Nicolas) Arthur Rimbaud, French poet
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher
Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator
Arthur John Evans, English archaeologist
(Thomas) Arthur Darvill, English actor
Arthur Robert Ashe, American tennis player
Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, elder brother of King Henry VIII of England
Arthur I, Duke of Brittany, claimant to the English throne
Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist
Arthur Wontner, English actor
Arthur Gordon Webster, founder of the American Physical Society
Arthur Robert Morris, Australian cricketer
Arthur Lewis Watkins Sifton, Canadian politician, 2nd Premier of Alberta
Arthur Ernest Percival, English Army general
Arthur Edward Robert Gilligan, English cricketer
Arthur Webb Mold, English cricketer
Arthur William Radford, American Navy admiral
Arthur Nixon, brother of U.S. President Richard Nixon
Arthur Joseph "Monkey" Gould, Welsh rugby union player
Arthur Kelly, English actor
Gerard Arthur Way, American musician of band My Chemical Romance

Pop Culture References for the Name Arthur

Arthur Pendragon, legendary King of England
Arthur Fonzarelli aka The Fonz, character on TV's "Happy Days"
Arthur Read, aardvark in the Arthur book and TV series
Arthur Weasley, character in the Harry Potter series
Arthur Dent, character in Douglas Adams' 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
Arthur "Boo" Radley, character in Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Arthur 'Artie' Nielsen, character on TV's "Warehouse 13"
Lord Arthur Goring, character in Oscar Wilde's 'An Ideal Husband'
Arthur Kirkland, the personification of England/United Kingdom in manga/anime "Axis Powers: Hetalia"
Arthur Mitchell, the Trinity Killer, character on TV's "Dexter"
Arthur "Art" Bell, character on TV's "Orphan Black"
Arthur Spiderwick, character in "The Spiderwick Chronicles"
Arthur, character in movie "Inception"
Uncle Arthur, character on TV's "Bewitched"

Art, Arte, Arther, Arthor, Artie, Arty, Authur

Arthur's International Variations

Artis (Czech) Artek, Arto (Finnish) Artus (French) Thanos, Anthanasios (Greek) Artur (Irish) Arturo (Italian) Arturek (Polish) Artair (Scottish Gaelic)