Artur

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

Celtic name of uncertain meaning [1]

Some theories:

1) Old Irish art = 'bear' + Old Irish (?) viros = 'man' [2] [3]

Brown Bear us fish.jpg
Bear
Image by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,[4]
licensed as public domain

2) Old Irish art = 'stone'

3) deriving from a Roman family name Artorius of unknown meaning - although one theory is that this Roman family name actually derives from the Celtic first name Artur [5] [6] [7] [8] [2] [9]

4) Celtic form of Arnþórr [2]

Related Names

Arthur
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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Arthúr
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Icelandic
Ártor
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Sami
Arttuli
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Finish
Arttur
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Finish
Artturi
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Finish
Arttuuri
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Finish
Artur
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Danish Faroese Finish Norwegian Swedish
Artúr
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Icelandic
Arturus
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Old Swedish

See also Arkko, Arppa, Arska, Arto, Artsi, Arttu, Atte, Turi

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Artur
Genitive: Arturs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Artur
Genitive: Arturin
Partitive: Arturia
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Artur
Accusative: Artur
Dative: Arturi
Genitive: Arturs
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Artur
Genitive: Arturs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Artur
Genitive: Arturs

Name Days

Norway Norway

28 August

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

31 October

Sweden Sweden

13 April

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Artur Immanuel Hazelius, 30th November, 1833 – 27th May, 1901, Swedish teacher, scholar and folklorist, founder of the Nordic Museum and the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
0 1 1459 6365
Norway Norway[11]
0 n.a. 1251 n.a
Denmark Denmark[12]
0 n.a. 424 n.a
Finland Finland[13]
0 0 n.a 4212
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Artur(m) Sources: [10][12][11][13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Artur(m)

Sources: [10] [12] [11] [13]

References

  1. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  4. Wikimedia Commons: Image by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, source & license
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  9. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi