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Gender: Male Pronunciation: art-oo-roh; art-oo-ru (portuguese) Meaning of Arturo: "bear" Origin of Arturo: Celtic "bear" Arturo's Popularity in 2017: #569

The name Arturo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "bear". Arturo is ranked #569 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names from Books and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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Italian, Portuguese and Spanish variation of Arthur doesn't quite have the charm of the Celtic original.

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Famous People Named Arturo

Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor
Arturo Frondizi Ercoli, 32nd President of Argentina
Arturo Erasmo Vidal (Pardo), Chilean footballer
Arturo Francesco "Little Art" Merzario, Italian racing driver
Arturo Sandoval, Cuban jazz trumpeter
Arturo Modesto Tolentino, 9th Vice President of the Philippines
Arturo Perez-Reverte (Gutierrez), Spanish novelist and journalist
Arturo Puig, Argentine actor
Arturo Silvestri, Italian football manager
(José) Arturo Alvarez (Hernandez), Salvadoran footballer
Arturo Beristain, Mexican pro wrestler

Pop Culture References for the name Arturo

Arturo Iglesias de Valle, character in telenovela "Destinos"
Arturo Gallo, from the movie "Calender Girl"
The legend of Arturo and Catarina, as told in the movie "Overboard"
Arturo, character in novel "Geek Love"