Gender: Male Meaning of Art: "noble one; bear man" Origin of Art: Diminutive of Arthur

Art Origin and Meaning

The name Art is a boy's name of English, Celtic origin meaning "noble one; bear man".

Though short and brisk, no nickname name could have a more creative image. Comic actor Chris O'Dowd named his son Art, as in his native Ireland it's used as a name on its own, separate from Arthur., coming from an ancient word for “”a bear,”” and used in the sense of “”outstanding warrior”” or “”champion.”” A pagan High King of Ireland, Art’s rule was so honest that two angels hovered over him in battle.

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Eliza1303 Says:


I don’t know if I like it enough to use as a first name. It would make a super cool mn though!

katinka Says:


What's wrong with Art?! I find it sweet, snappy and effortlessly cool.

snowsbeloved Says:


Well, I like it! My late mentor was an Art/Arthur so of course, I have an extremely positive association with the name. But even with an objective view...its vintage, single syllable snap sounds like it's due for a revival.

ejmcg22 Says:


It's Irish for Arthur and relatively familiar in IRELAND, the dual interpretation makes me like it even more to be honest...

CocoWhite Says:


I quite like this name. Even though it's a bit too out-there for me to use as a first name, I wouldn't mind Art as a middle.