- a masculine name: dim. Art, Artie; equiv. It. Arturo
- Arthurian Legend a king of Britain and leader of the knights of the Round Table: such a king is supposed to have lived in the 6th cent.
Origin of ArthurMedieval Latin Arthurus
1829-86; 21st president of the U.S. (1881-85)
A legendary British hero, said to have been king of the Britons in the sixth century AD and to have held court at Camelot.
- In continuous use as a given name since early Middle Ages. Popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries.