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Meaning of First Name: Arthur


Name:
Arthur
Pronunciation:
\a-rthur, ar-thur\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
stone, Thor, the eagle
Origin:
Celtic
Relate Names:
Not Provided
Name Sounds Like:
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Name Similar:
None
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Popularity

Arthur is a very popular first name for men (#48 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1227 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Arthur \a-rthur, ar-thur\ as a boy's name is pronounced AR-ther. It is of Celtic origin. King Arthur of Britain (sixth century) and his Round Table of knights have become legendary figures. His name was first found in the Latin form Artorius, which is of obscure origin. Other possible sources include "artos", the Celtic word for "bear"; an Irish Gaelic word meaning "stone"; Arnthor, an Old German name meaning "Thor, the eagle". Often used in the Middle Ages, but uncommon until the early 19th cen

Census About Last Name: Wethington


Last Name:
WETHINGTON
Population Rank:
9434
Population:
3161
Occurrences/100,000 people:
1.17
Cumulative proportion/100,000:
67422.21
Non-Hispanic White Only:
92.47%
Non-Hispanic Black Only:
3.7%
Non-Hispanic Asian&Pacific Islander Only:
0.73%
Non-Hispanic American Indian&Alaskan Native Only:
0.38%
Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races:
1.42%
Hispanic Origin:
1.3 %
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.