- English: Noble, courageous; possibly related to the obscure Roman family name Artorius. Other possible sources include an Irish Gaelic word meaning "stone," and artos, the Celtic word for "bear." Most English speakers will associate this name with legendary King Arthur. Also, from the Icelandic, meaning a follower of Thor, the Norse god of war.
Musician Art Garfunkel, Tennis player Arthur Ashe, Playwright Arthur Miller