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Arthur Name Popularity

How popular is the name Arthur? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 17 1,931 0.5484%
1911 18 2,365 0.6351%
1912 15 4,678 0.9276%
1913 17 5,413 0.9547%
1914 18 6,638 0.9525%
1915 18 8,560 0.9422%
1916 18 8,917 0.9231%
1917 17 9,282 0.9278%
1918 17 10,098 0.9409%
1919 19 9,537 0.9108%
1920 18 10,236 0.9206%
1921 19 10,521 0.9188%
1922 19 10,112 0.9077%
1923 19 9,922 0.8859%
1924 20 10,172 0.8759%
1925 20 9,983 0.8832%
1926 20 9,456 0.8597%
1927 22 9,337 0.8435%
1928 22 8,875 0.8295%
1929 22 8,468 0.8175%
1930 23 8,275 0.7922%
1931 23 7,519 0.7618%
1932 25 6,913 0.6997%
1933 25 6,515 0.6993%
1934 29 6,436 0.6658%
1935 29 6,542 0.6732%
1936 30 6,259 0.6498%
1937 31 6,309 0.6403%
1938 32 6,515 0.6364%
1939 32 6,377 0.6269%
1940 33 6,507 0.6122%
1941 33 6,733 0.5982%
1942 29 8,019 0.635%
1943 30 7,777 0.5957%
1944 30 7,250 0.585%
1945 34 6,797 0.5573%
1946 36 7,537 0.5108%
1947 38 8,253 0.4944%
1948 44 7,583 0.475%
1949 44 7,472 0.4645%
1950 46 7,160 0.4447%
1951 44 7,416 0.4374%
1952 47 7,234 0.4144%
1953 50 6,996 0.3953%
1954 52 6,860 0.3753%
1955 56 6,572 0.3573%
1956 60 6,277 0.3323%
1957 65 6,058 0.3148%
1958 71 5,666 0.2998%
1959 77 5,467 0.2877%
1960 82 5,188 0.2738%
1961 85 4,812 0.2549%
1962 91 4,434 0.2415%
1963 91 4,270 0.2379%
1964 90 4,149 0.2357%
1965 96 3,771 0.2306%
1966 96 3,474 0.2225%
1967 94 3,309 0.218%
1968 98 3,034 0.2021%
1969 97 3,133 0.2034%
1970 111 2,968 0.1865%
1971 117 2,808 0.1869%
1972 119 2,390 0.1755%
1973 119 2,194 0.1692%
1974 126 2,069 0.1592%
1975 128 2,003 0.1559%
1976 137 1,891 0.1467%
1977 134 1,957 0.1452%
1978 140 1,864 0.1386%
1979 145 1,848 0.1311%
1980 148 1,796 0.1228%
1981 152 1,783 0.1213%
1982 156 1,785 0.1195%
1983 155 1,730 0.1172%
1984 160 1,675 0.1126%
1985 158 1,699 0.1119%
1986 169 1,563 0.1035%
1987 177 1,538 0.1008%
1988 181 1,541 0.0989%
1989 190 1,515 0.0939%
1990 195 1,517 0.0915%
1991 210 1,463 0.0898%
1992 219 1,380 0.0865%
1993 235 1,211 0.0777%
1994 249 1,127 0.0734%
1995 252 1,090 0.0723%
1996 275 989 0.0661%
1997 288 941 0.0636%
1998 289 947 0.0633%
1999 321 843 0.0563%
2000 314 893 0.0585%
2001 318 853 0.0566%
2002 327 809 0.054%
2003 350 764 0.0502%
2004 357 759 0.0498%
2005 355 799 0.0523%
2006 382 754 0.0482%
2007 377 784 0.0497%
2008 362 826 0.0534%
2009 375 779 0.0521%
2010 388 699 0.0485%
2011 336 864 0.0606%
2012 353 831 0.0583%
2013 320 1,000 0.0702%
2014 303 1,125 0.0772%
2015 289 1,225 0.0842%
2016 271 1,312 0.091%
2017 243 1,488 0.1066%
2018 228 1,624 0.1182%
2019 176 2,167 0.1601%

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Data via SSA.gov.


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What names are diminutives of Arthur?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Arthur sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Arthur, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Art

A diminutive form of Arthur.

Irish


What names are variants of Arthur?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Arthur.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aart

Celtic

Arrt

Celtic

Art

A diminutive form of Arthur.

Irish

Artair

Scottish

Arte

Celtic

Arther

Celtic

Arthor

Celtic

Arthuro

Celtic

Artie

Follower of the goddess Artemis

Greek

Arto

Celtic

Artor

Celtic

Artro

Celtic

Artturi

Celtic

Artur

Celtic

Arturo

An Italian and Spanish form of Arthur.

Italian

Artus

Celtic

Arty

Follower of the goddess Artemis

Greek


What names are similar to Arthur?

Find a name that’s like Arthur, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Arthel

English


Lists With Arthur

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Arthur.


Siblings of Arthur

Mamas with kids named Arthur also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Anastasia

Resurrection

Greek

Arya

Faithful friend

Persian

Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

Arabella

Answered prayer

Latin

Alexander

Defender of man

Greek

Makayla

Who is like God?

American

Brittany

From Brittany or Great Britain

Latin

11 Comments

  1. We wanted to choose a name that was in the family and would not be very common. One of the more distant relatives on my side was called Arthur, and we liked that name. Also my husband’s favorite animal is a Bear, and this what the name means in Celtic.

  2. Arthur is cute name! That’s my crush name so it’s cute! Very good! 😀

  3. Arthur was my grandpa’s middle name. We like how it fits with our girls’ names which are both elegant Shakespearean names.

  4. Arthur is named for his great grandfather. We named him Arthur Alexander since we couldn’t agree on an A name and this way he can choose what he’d like to go by when he’s older. We call him Artie. He is our first baby.

  5. My husband and I both liked Arthur after hearing it in an audiobook. The character was referred to as Art or Arty which we also really liked. My husband is an artist which is a happy coincidence too.

  6. I have always loved the name Arthur and thought it perfect for one of my 2 Princes.

  7. We wanted a more classic name that also wasn’t overused. Arthur is named after his great grandpa too.

  8. King Arthur is one of my fiance’s favorite stories.

  9. We’re brazilian and one of the biggest soccer players of all time, Zico, is actually named Arthur (Zico is a nickname). As my husband is a big fan of Zico we chose this beautiful powerful name to our son, born on Sep 8th 2017. In portuguese it’s traditionally spelled Artur, without an H, but usually when people don’t know if it has an H or not they usually put the H, so we chose the English version of it.

  10. It’s an old fashioned name.
    We loved it because it’s strong and classic.
    When I think of an Arthur, I think of a kind, thoughtful gentleman.

  11. We wanted a traditional name that had fallen out of popularity. I wanted a name that would suit my son throughout his lifetime, as tempting as it is to go with something cute for when they’re babes and children, it needed to be a name for a man as well. It was also a family name for both of my husband’s parents, so it just felt right.


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