Arthur

Arthur - A very unique male name



  Feb 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Arthur, meaning bear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #17. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Arthur and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Arthur? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Arthur. The baby boy name Arthur was given to 826 baby boys in 2012, ranking #355 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,987 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Arthur peaked in popularity 105 years ago in 1912 on position 15.



Famous with this name

Arthur Darvill
Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Benzaquen


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Arthur is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Arthur is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #168 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #568.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Arthur is where you live.


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Arthur origin and meaning

Arthur is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bear. To see famous people named Arthur, pop culture references for the name Arthur and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Arthur

We've found the following names that sound similar to Arthur, sorted by popularity.

Arturo / Arther / Artur / Arthuro / Aurther / Arthor /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012355
2011339
2010390
2009378
2008363
2007377
2006380
2005355
2004357
2003349
2002327
2001320
2000314
1999321
1998289
1997288
1996275
1995252
1994249
1993235
1992219
1991210
1990195
1989190
1988180
1987177
1986169
1985158
1984160
1983155
1982156
1981152
1980148
1979145
1978140
1977134
1976137
1975128
1974126
1973119
1972119
1971117
1970111
196997
196898
196794
196696
196596
196489
196391
196291
196185
196082
195977
195871
195765
195660
195556
195452
195350
195247
195144
195046
194944
194844
194738
194636
194534
194430
194330
194229
194133
194033
193932
193832
193731
193630
193529
193429
193325
193225
193123
193023
192922
192822
192722
192620
192520
192420
192319
192219
192119
192018
191919
191817
191717
191618
191518
191418
191317
191215
191118
191017

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts168
South Dakota222
New Jersey247
California249
Oregon260
Montana263
Connecticut266
Louisiana278
Illinois297
New York299
Minnesota346
Nevada361
Tennessee362
Michigan369
Washington385
Pennsylvania391
Missouri394
Florida394
Kentucky412
Maryland414
Ohio431
Arizona433
Wisconsin434
Nebraska445
Iowa447
South Carolina450
Texas452
Georgia453
Virginia489
Arkansas492
Colorado497
Indiana499
Utah532
North Carolina539
Alabama549
Oklahoma568

Even more about Arthur


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Arthur a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Arthur?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1912
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Arthur
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,987
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +826

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