"bear guardian"

Arcturus Origin and Meaning

The name Arcturus is a boy's name meaning "bear guardian".

The brightest star in the constellation Boötes, and the third-brightest in the night sky. According to Greek myth, Arcturus was placed in the sky by Zeus to protect the two bears — the adjacent constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor — hence the name’s meaning of "bear guardian".

A notable fictional bearer is Regulus Arcturus Black: an important figure in the Harry Potter universe.

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