ARTHUR MEANS strong as a bear, King
Nobody really knows for sure, though we do know that the name is originally Celtic. Accounts of Britain in the post-Roman period (from the 5th century AD) refer to a ruler called Artorius, probably a Latinised form of an older Celtic name, which is the origin of the Arthurian legend. There may also be a connection with the Celtic word art, or "bear;" some legends refer to a leader known as "Artos the bear." But there is very little solid information about this period. The name "Arthur" with its present spelling didn't appear until after the Middle Ages, when the Arthurian legends began to be written down. The name continues to be well known, although as a given name it is no longer common. It reached its peak in the 19th century, partly because of the Pre-Raphaelite fondness for the Camelot legends, and also because of national admiration for Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, hero of Waterloo and other early 19th century battles.
I am getting a beautiful St Bernard male pup on the 26/06/09. We are not sure about his name as yet, its been put forward by my family that Montgomery is a good name as we are British and we respect the man. I want the name Arthur as its celtic dating back to the 6th century, and he's my Grandads name, whom I loved! Help me with the name please, really excited. Regards Sandra U.K
Nerd, dork, geek, bookish, socially inept, the kid everyone picks on and nobody includes. A name unpleasant to the ear, one that no considerate parent would even consider giving to his son. With a name like "Arthur", he'll spend a lifetime having to live down the negative stereotypes associated with this name. It sounds terrible. Nobody would want to hear this every day of his life.